Bruce Rosensweet – “Museum of Future Anthropology” – Opening Reception

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Saturday, April 21
Hallway Gallery @ Artscape Gibraltar Point
1PM -4PM

Artscape Gibraltar Point is pleased to announce the opening of Museum of Future Anthropology a new exhibition in our Hallway Gallery, from long-time Artscape Gibraltar Point supporter, islander former Artscape Director of Properties,  and “temporary long-term resident”, Bruce Rosensweet.

Marking the end of his time here at the centre, Bruce’s exhibition will include new and previously exhibited “artifacts” of a post-apocalyptic future past.

About the Artist and His Work

While 20th century art history provides numerous sculptors whose work could be seen as the basis for my own, I credit my grandfather, Morse Birndorf with planting the original creative seeds. Moe was an insurance agent working out of his Detroit bungalow home for decades and when he hung it up, he retreated to the basement and started knocking out these 3D fish from rusted cans squashed flat, shaped with tin snips and adorned with old bottle caps and assorted flotsam and jetsam. I found them to be fascinatingly expressive.

Like Moe’s work, mine begins with discovery, moves to assembly centred on aesthetics and spontaneity, and finally, but not always, to an ideation, conceptual or surreal stage requiring some adjustments. Minimally they are readymades, but mostly they are found objects disassembled and/or assembled with some interference or alteration on my part. – Bruce Rosensweet

Gallery Hours & Getting Here

Museum of Future Anthropology runs through September 3, 2018
Hallway Gallery hours are 10 AM – 4PM (by appointment)
To arrange a viewing please contact: alochhead[at]artscape.ca

Artscape Gibraltar Point is accessed easily via Centre Island or Hanlan’s Point ferry docks.

Transportation for the mobility limited for this special event may be arranged via Artscape Shuttle van off the 12:30 Hanlan’s Point ferry ***

*** please make transportation arrangements by emailing alochhead [at] artscape.ca, 12:30 indicates the departure time from the city-side docks