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Lauren Rosenthal's "Basin Logic" will be on display in the Gruss Center of Visual Arts Hutchins Rotunda Gallery through April 21. The Gruss is located on the campus of the Lawrenceville School at 2500 Main St. in Lawrence Township, (609) 620-6026.
The center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors are also welcome on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The center is open to the public, free of charge.
Rosenthal makes prints, drawings, and sculptures that use the river as both a literal and metaphorical symbol of interconnectedness. The paper works exhibited in "Basin Logic" at are sensual interpretations of hydrological data.
Created by cutting away layers of ground, they evoke the process by which rivers mark the landscape. Eliminating all of the man-made structures that usually inform the viewer's location in space, these works leave only the river basin to contemplate. What at first might seem disorienting leads to the possibility of re-orienting, of identifying with and within these natural systems.
Rosenthal currently lives and works in Lambertville, N.J. She holds a B.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and a M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she won several awards, including a Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship.
Selected recent exhibitions include: "Pulpfiction: The Art of Paper" at the Courthouse Galleries of the Portsmouth Museums in Portsmouth, Va. (2011), "Water, Water, Anywhere" at the Maloney Art Gallery of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J. (2011), and "Lauren Rosenthal, Hand-Cut Paper," a solo show at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, N.J. (2011).
In addition, Rosenthal has presented her work at several conferences focused on topics as wide-ranging as geography, American Studies and new media. Her work is featured in the following publications: Rethinking the Power of Maps by Denis Wood (Guilford Press, 2010), The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, edited by Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift (Elsevier, 2010) and Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes by Beth Grabowski and Bill Fick (Prentice Hall, 2009).
Permanent collections include the Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina, Agnes Scott College, and the Nurture Nature Center.
The Lawrenceville School is a coeducational, independent school for grades 9-12 located on 700 acres in Lawrence Township, five miles southwest of Princeton with an enrollment of 812 boarding and day students that come from 29 states and 35 countries. The school is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. For additional information, please visit www.lawrenceville.org.