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Event Series Event Series: Leah Rosenberg: Make Me A Match

Leah Rosenberg: Make Me A Match

April 1 - July 7


Leah Rosenberg closely aligns art and life through her interdisciplinary practice. Utilizing paint – both the act of painting, and the material of paint – she documents time and place. The notion of generosity simultaneously emerges in her work, as she investigates how to employ color to elicit and share experiences that may otherwise be intangible. Mining through the layers and stripes of paint – what can be revealed is an archive of moments, intimately linking her process to the everyday.

Make Me A Match grew out of a combination of several long-standing desires: to create a memory game, to cut perfect shapes out of poured paint sheets, and to explore methods of precisely printing stripes that have only ever been hand-painted. We are doing it all. The concept and creation of these pieces is a puzzle in itself. Make Me a Match consists of pairings and participation, contrasting colors and sentimental shapes. It involves wood and paint, printing and cutting, concentration and imagination, memory and mood, youthfulness and age. There are stools to sit on, a tabletop to gather around. There are pieces to play with that can be held and moved around. Others hang on the wall and–because of their contrasting colors and patterns– might appear to move. Together, these colorfully striped and marbled shapes and surfaces, make up an artwork that hopefully provokes a here and now kind of joy in us that has been there all along.

Based in San Francisco, Rosenberg is widely exhibited and has been awarded fellowships locally, nationally, and internationally. Her work is part of SFMOMA’s permanent collection where she also worked as the lead pastry chef at their rooftop café. Combining her talents, she created a spectrum of desserts based on the museum’s collection. Rosenberg received a BFA from Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, BC and an MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco.


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