False Doors

Margarete Roeder Gallery is pleased to present a one-person exhibition of works by Mikel Rouse entitled False Doors (A Family Album), from December 6, 2010–January 29, 2011. A reception for the artist will be held on Monday, December 6, from 6–8 PM.

The exhibition will consists of notebooks, collages, manuscripts, and video sketches.

Beginning as child and continuing through art school and beyond, Rouse carried notebooks, often handmade, on his travels. Demonstrating the full range of his multifaceted artistic practice the notebooks serve as both record and inspiration. Replete with collages, sketches, drawings, cartoons, scores, storyboards, and notes, these books attest to Rouse as artist, composer, musician, film maker, and director.

Employing media as varied and its subject and intent, the early collage books gave way to turpentine transfer technique, which in turn developed into the more recent transfers made without solvents, pencil sketches and watercolors. The notebooks moved away from being a diaristic mnemonic, and came into being as impendent artworks in their own right.

Rouse (born in St. Louis, I 1957) graduated from Kansas City Art Institute and the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri.

For further information and photographs contact Margarete Roeder Gallery
Tel (212) 925 6098 Fax (212) 431 7050
The gallery is closed December 23–January 15.

Concurrent with the exhibition:

• Gravity Radio performances at BAM, December 7, 9–11.
• Passport: 30 Years Drawn on the Road, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, December 8–January 29.
• Two new CDs, Recess and Corner Loading (Volume 1), released by Exit Music Recordings on December 7.
• Retrospective film screening, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, December 15
• Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances of Ulysses Dove’s Vespers, set to Rouse’s Quorum, December 16, 18–19.