Macon Arts Alliance will debut its new exhibit, “KOMMA,” on April 7. The show features paintings by local Macon artist and Wesleyan College Comer Professor of Painting, Frances De La Rosa. Join Macon Arts Alliance on opening night with a reception from 5-8 p.m. The show will be on display through Friday, April 28th. Admission is always free and open to the public.
In the Exhibition “Komma”, De La Rosa shows a series of paintings that move from representing “tangibles of the landscape, the parts to the whole” to the negative space.
“The silence between the notes became my primary subject as references to a sensual memory of light and shade, of texture, of color, merging background with foreground, in with out – an anticipation of nothing finite. “—Frances De La Rosa
“I am not yet certain by what word I must now refer to my paintings, but landscape has lost its firmament. It has been sucked into the black abyss of the comma to be re-born as a shattered, liquid lens containing particles of experience – vibrating in between the here and there in space and time – wonderfully adrift when punctuation has mutinied.”–Frances De La Rossa
by Frances De La Rosa
Frances De La Rosa has been a Macon resident since 1998. She received her MFA from Tulane University in 1984. Presently, she is the Comer Professor of Painting at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Through her work she has traveled extensively, completing an artist residency in the Dominican Republic, researching colonial art and architecture in Mexico, and has been awarded many grants from Art Councils in the Southeastern United States. Her paintings have been influenced by her travels, and by her study of Pre-Columbian and contemporary art from Latin America and the Caribbean.
De La Rosa’s work as an artist has been the subject of three documentary films. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her work can be found in collections at various museums and institutions.