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December 2018

Warren Rosser – Unexpected Consequences

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Haw Contemporary Crossroads, 15 West 19th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Unexpected Consequences, a solo exhibition of new paintings by former William T. Kemper Distinguished Professor of Painting Warren Rosser opens December 6 and runs through January 16 at Haw Contemporary Crossroads. Please join us for a reception at the gallery on Thursday, December 6 from 6-9 p.m. Artists Statement Unexpected Consequences refers to the process of reacting to a particular set of circumstances. A year ago, my right hand needed surgery and I found myself unable to paint for a couple of months. I could still move a mouse, however, so painting software became an avenue for making, and for all the unexpected possibilities that ensued. In contrast to digital processes, painting is a more tactile experience with many surface modulations. Paint has a certain resistance. It has to be manipulated, moved around and deposited on the linen surface, and there is a delay in the process. Paintings have many inconsistencies – flaws, so to speak – which for me actually help guide decision-making. There is more evidence of change, of excavation; the surface of the paint reflects the history of the making. Paintings have a slower read. With digital painting, one does not have to wait for the paint…

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