ROBERT BOS: Surroundings
July 4 to August 24, 2007
Robert Bos' work explores the concept of generation, degeneration and regeneration. Using the landscape as metaphor, this exhibition features a panorama of tree images 110' long that encircle the viewer. In the center, strategically-placed park benches invite the viewer to experience the "forest". Bos' environment is suggestive of reality yet removed. Devoid of leaves, these trees are not dead or dying but rather awaiting rebirth. Bos' images are based on photographs of trees taken in Holland, the artist’s ancestral home. The photographs have been degenerated several times through photocopying and then regenerated in paint in a process symbolic of birth, death, and rebirth. This work calls into question issues of genealogy and the relationship between the present and the past.