FOR THE AGES: Paul Rousso and Robert Mars

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA), announces a two-person exhibition featuring new works by Robert Mars and Paul Rousso. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Saturday, March 30th from 5:00-8:00pm with an artist talk at 6:45pm, moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe. 

 

Nostalgia is more than mere reminiscing – it’s a deep emotion one feels when remembering what made the past so great. Whether it’s the people who preceded us, imagery of a certain time, or objects designed during a particular era, they remain as quintessential icons of the past because they embody a defining time in history. Both Robert Mars and Paul Rousso have a profound interest in these noteworthy symbols and implement them in their art in such a way that they preserve the past with a renewed contemporary vitality, making them one for the ages.

 

For the Ages will be on view through April 27, 2019

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

 

ROBERT MARS

Robert Mars’s mixed media works layer vintage paper ephemera, acrylic polymer image transfers, and hand-painted elements to reveal striking contemporary visions of America’s past. Chronicling the artist’s fascination with 50s and 60s American iconography, Mars’s work depicts popular consumer goods and architectural and mechanical icons of the era, alongside striking portraits of bygone celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Audrey Hepburn.

 

A graduate of Parsons School of Design and currently based in Connecticut, Robert Mars has exhibited his work worldwide in such cities as Munich, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris. In 2016 the Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana hosted a solo exhibition of his work, which is also permanently held in the collections of the Coral Springs Museum of Art, the International Museum of Collage, and the New Bedford Art Museum.

 

PAUL ROUSSO

Paul Rousso, uses heat infusion on Plexiglas to create hyper-realistic, hyper-sized, sculptures of crumpled money. The pieces of American dollar bills as well as international currencies reach dimensions of 4 feet by 5 feet, that can be gloriously hanged on the walls. Aside from currencies, Rousso also sculpts other discarded items such as candy wrappers and magazine pages, all in massive sizes. He has recently begun creating his pieces in solid colors to continue the medium in another direction. For all of the production and manpower exerted in the crumpled appearance of these objects, Rousso's satire lies in inflating their size to inescapable proportions.

 

His practical experience in visual art was kick-started with stints as art director and freelance illustrator for Revlon, Clairol, Condé Nast, and Bloomingdale’s. He was also commissioned for a special project with the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina and as part of an interior design team for the home of Robert De Niro. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Houston and Miami.

 

Harper's Bazaar 5-17, 2019

Paul Rousso

Harper's Bazaar 5-17, 2019

Mixed media on hand-sculpted polystyrene

30 x 59 x 7 in

Talisman, 2019

Paul Rousso

Talisman, 2019

Mixed media on hand-sculpted polystyrene

19 x 11 x 7.50 in

Bigger than You, 2018

Robert Mars

Bigger than You, 2018

Mixed Media and Resin on Panel

40 x 60 in

Summer Love Sets the Mood, 2019

Robert Mars

Summer Love Sets the Mood, 2019

Mixed media and resin on panel

40 x 60 in

Quiet Storm, 2019

Robert Mars

Quiet Storm, 2019

Mixed media and resin on panel

50 x 80 in

A New Perspective on Old Money, 2019

Paul Rousso

A New Perspective on Old Money, 2019

Mixed media on hand-sculpted polystyrene

67 x 49 x 9 in

The Company I Keep, 2018

Robert Mars

The Company I Keep, 2018

Mixed Media and Resin on Panel

58 x 40 in

It's a Vibe, 2018

Robert Mars

It's a Vibe, 2018

Mixed Media and Resin on Panel

36 x 24 in

Jasper's Texas, 2019

Paul Rousso

Jasper's Texas, 2019

Mixed media on hand-sculpted polystyrene

46 x 53 x 9 in

New York Sunday Styles 04-09-18, 2019

Paul Rousso

New York Sunday Styles 04-09-18, 2019

Mixed media on hand-sculpted polystyrene

49 x 49 x 9 in

A Cerulean Dream, 2018

Paul Rousso

A Cerulean Dream, 2018

Mixed Media on Hand-Sculpted Acrylic

50 x 64 in

Vogues Hommes 11-93, 2019

Paul Rousso

Vogues Hommes 11-93, 2019

Mixed media on hand-sculpted polystyrene

36 x 73 x 7 in

Luxury Tax, 2019

Robert Mars

Luxury Tax, 2019

Mixed media and resin on panel

60 x 40 in

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FOR THE AGES: Paul Rousso and Robert Mars
Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA), announces a two-person exhibition featuring new works by Robert Mars and Paul Rousso. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Saturday, March 30th from 5:00-8:00pm with an artist talk at 6:45pm, moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe. Nostalgia is more than mere reminiscing – it’s a deep emotion one feels when remembering what made the past so great. Whether it’s the people who preceded us, imagery of a certain time, or objects designed during a particular era, they remain as quintessential icons of the past because they embody a defining time in history. Both Robert Mars and Paul Rousso have a profound interest in these noteworthy symbols and implement them in their art in such a way that they preserve the past with a renewed contemporary vitality, making them one for the ages. For the Ages will be on view through April 27, 2019 ABOUT THE ARTISTS ROBERT MARS Robert Mars’s mixed media works layer vintage paper ephemera, acrylic polymer image transfers, and hand-painted elements to reveal striking contemporary visions of America’s past. Chronicling the artist’s fascination with 50s and 60s American iconography, Mars’s work depicts popular consumer goods and architectural and mechanical icons of the era, alongside striking portraits of bygone celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Audrey Hepburn. A graduate of Parsons School of Design and currently based in Connecticut, Robert Mars has exhibited his work worldwide in such cities as Munich, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris. In 2016 the Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana hosted a solo exhibition of his work, which is also permanently held in the collections of the Coral Springs Museum of Art, the International Museum of Collage, and the New Bedford Art Museum. PAUL ROUSSO Paul Rousso, uses heat infusion on Plexiglas to create hyper-realistic, hyper-sized, sculptures of crumpled money. The pieces of American dollar bills as well as international currencies reach dimensions of 4 feet by 5 feet, that can be gloriously hanged on the walls. Aside from currencies, Rousso also sculpts other discarded items such as candy wrappers and magazine pages, all in massive sizes. He has recently begun creating his pieces in solid colors to continue the medium in another direction. For all of the production and manpower exerted in the crumpled appearance of these objects, Rousso's satire lies in inflating their size to inescapable proportions. His practical experience in visual art was kick-started with stints as art director and freelance illustrator for Revlon, Clairol, Condé Nast, and Bloomingdale’s. He was also commissioned for a special project with the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina and as part of an interior design team for the home of Robert De Niro. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Houston and Miami.
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Laura Rathe Fine Art
Houston
TX
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