Halsey Rodman is a visual artist who lives and works in New York City. His work proposes a consensual and liberating encounter with objects by rendering apparent the radical instability of their forms. Though appearing disparate and sometimes improvised, his work is conceived and executed using specific structural, performative, and/or temporal frameworks. Rodman often integrates gestural painting, diagrammatic drawing, and intense color with sculptural and architectural constructions. He has collaborated with others to realize "event-based group figurative sculptures." Rodman draws inspiration from wide-ranging sources, from the Pink Panther to Lacan to Kafka. Rodman received his BA in sculpture from The College of Creative Studies at UCSB and his MFA from Columbia University and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally at venues including Guild & Greyshkul (NY), The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, and, in collaboration with the SFBC, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LA). Recent shows include a solo exhibition at Soloway (Brooklyn) and group exhibitions at Laurel Gitlen (NY) and Sue Scott Gallery (NY). The first phase of Rodman's most recent project, "Gradually/We Became Aware/Of A Hum in the Room," will be on view through August 31, 2015 at High Desert Test Sites with the second phase opening at Art In General (NY) in September 2015.
Image: Gradually/We Became Aware/Of A Hum in the Room