For Immediate Release March 29, 2021
Exhibition of Works by Rose Jaffe Opens In-Person and Online 4/16
(Hyattsville, MD) In a new series of etchings, monoprints, and sculptural works, Rose explores what a deep connection to nature looks and feels like. The work, mainly comprised of depictions of the human figure enveloped in plants and other instinctive flora, is vibrant and often playful.
NATURAL CONNECTIONS opens Friday, April 16th online and in person. The first weekend’s in-person viewings are by appointment only. Starting April 21, the public is welcome during regular gallery hours without appointment. Admission is free and gallery hours are Wed – Thu, 10 – 8 pm; Fri – Sat, 10 – 6 pm; and Sunday 12 – 5pm. Masks are required for entry and the number of concurrent visitors is limited to allow for social distancing. Pyramid Atlantic is located at 4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville Maryland 20781. More info at pyramidatlantic.org or 301-608-9101.
Most of the work in NATURAL CONNECTIONS has been made in Pyramid’s studios over the past 12 months. Of the show, Rose says “people feel most moved to help once they have created a meaningful connection to a person, place or thing. I believe the stronger bond we can build with the natural world that sustains us, one grounded in true compassion and empathy, the more we will feel moved to protect it. This show is inspired by a journey of reconnection to people, and to the land – seeking to draw the lines that truly link us all”
Rose is a visual artist, with mediums spanning mural painting, ceramics, printmaking, and digital illustration. Born and raised in DC, Rose loves calling it home. She earned her BFA at the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan and has pursued an art career full time after teaching middle and high school art. Rose has painted over 30 murals nationally and internationally, including over 20 in the District. Her art has been featured in over fifteen publications, including The Washington Post and City Paper as well as NBC, CNN, and Channel 9 among others. The themes of her work include political activism, social justice, natural healing, and spiritual grounding. She is dedicated to harnessing the power of art to find connections, build community, spark conversation and create social change.
This exhibition is made possible in part through support from the Maryland State Arts Council, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Maryland Milestones, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County.
ABOUT PYRAMID ATLANTIC ART CENTER
Founded in 1981, Pyramid Atlantic is a nonprofit contemporary art center fostering the creative disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts within a collaborative community. We equip, educate, and exhibit in our historic Hyattsville home. Our vision is to create an artistic hub in Hyattsville that inspires and enables local, national, and international artists to create and innovate in our core disciplines; elevates the local arts and small business scene; and enhances the quality of life for artists and neighbors. We value artistic excellence, infrastructure for artists, hands-on experiences, and collaboration.
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