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Hoboken Historical Museum, Upper Gallery, Hoboken From Afar: Photomontages by Roslyn Rose, Sept. 15 – Nov. 4, 2012 by Hoboken Historical Museum

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Nov 08, 2012
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Nov 06, 2012
architectural, cityscapes, environmental, experimental, fine art, indoor

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Hoboken Historical Museum, Upper Gallery, Hoboken From Afar: Photomontages by Roslyn Rose, Sept. 15 – Nov. 4, 2012.
A New Jersey native and longtime Hoboken resident, Rose credits her travels abroad for her latest series of photo montages. The foregrounds of her artworks include slides, photos, and found pictures that she collected while traveling in Europe, which are digitally superimposed upon images she’s taken of familiar Hoboken sights.

The resulting depictions, ten of which were on display, convey the odd sensation of looking through foreign windows and doors onto familiar vistas of home.

“During my European travels, I always seemed to meet someone who had either visited Hoboken, had a relative living in Hoboken, or who knew of Hoboken’s history, which led to many delightful conversations about my adopted city in far away places,” she says. “By inserting my Hoboken photographs within images of foreign windows, doorways or archways, I have combined travel memories with local scenes.”

The images can evoke the mixed feelings that many of us experience while traveling—the thrill of new experiences with occasional pangs of homesickness. Rose hoped visitors to the exhibit will think about their own favorite Hoboken vistas.

An artist since early childhood, Rose was a nationally recognized etcher and printmaker before becoming intrigued with the medium of computer-manipulated montages. Although photography is now her main focus, she considers herself a fine artist using the medium to create collages. See more of her work and peruse her extensive resume of exhibitions and affiliations at roslynrose.com.
Hoboken from Afar
Photomontages by Roslyn Rose

Checklist for an Exhibition at the
Hoboken Historical Museum, Upper Gallery,
September 15 – November 4, 2012

Photographic Montages ©2012
Edition of 10, numbered and signed by the artist; listed size is as framed.

1. The Patrick B. Kelleher 19” x 19”
2. The Martha School 22” x 17”
3. Skyline 17” x 20”
4. The Library Owl 22” x 16”
5. Psychic Reading 21” x 17”
6. The Pier 22” x 17”
7. Lackawanna Station 21” x 18”
8. Summer, 2005 18” x 18”
9. Honoring Firemen 17” x 17”
10. Church Square Park 17” x 19”

(Prints in the edition were available for purchase framed or unframed.)
A documentary video, Hoboken from Afar by Roslyn Rose, was on shown on a table monitor running as a continuous loop.
Video by Tom Egan, running time: 4:28.
The exhibit was supported by a block grant from the State/County Partnership program for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
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