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Mia Rosenthal

Drawn to Nature
Glyndor Gallery | April 2June 16, 2013

Pictured above:
After Asher Brown Durand: The Beeches
(detail), 2012
Ink and graphite on paper
28” x 22”
Courtesy of Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

In her ink and graphite drawings, Mia Rosenthal pays homage to the tradition of American landscape painting while celebrating the biological diversity of the land. The composition of the drawings references iconic paintings by Albert Bierstadt,Asher Brown Durand, and John Frederick Kensett. In Rosenthal’s work, the landscape is formed out of hundreds of small line drawings of animals, plants, and microorganisms. In the works on view here, she uses images of flora and fauna found in the Hudson River Valley to create a picture of the region’s ecology. As she builds up these small sketches, a familiar landscape emerges, teeming with natural abundance.

Rosenthal lives and works in Philadelphia, where her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including Same: Difference, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Here and Now: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs by Ten Philadelphia Artists, Philadelphia Museum of Art. She had a solo show at Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA, in 2012. The artist received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and her BFA from Parsons School of Design.

After Asher Brown Durand: The Beeches, 2012
Ink and graphite on paper
28” x 22”
Courtesy of Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

Value Study for After Asher Brown Durand: The Beeches, 2012
Ink and graphite on paper
10 1/2” x 8 1/2”

After Kensett, 2012
Ink on paper
14” x 11”

All images courtesy of Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

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The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. 
 

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