By Harry Toufar
SPENCER – Robert Rosen, Plover, is bringing “Rhapsody in Light” to the LuCille Tack Center, Spencer, in April.
Rosen’s interest in photography emerged from a building being demolished – space being created for a new building. He had worked in the building and wanted to capture the progress of the demolition. Through the lens, he noticed something of interest – there was actually sculpture in the debris. An emotional relationship was being molded between the machinery used for the demolition and construction.
From the 1970s, through the 1990s, Rosen was an active hiker and climber in the Rockies of Colorado and Wyoming. Beautiful scenery was evident wherever his ventures would lead him. Yearly trips are still made west of the Mississippi to capture that magnificent beauty.
For Rosen, creating a photograph resembles a musical improvisation. He works in the moment, capturing shapes, shading, color, and rhythm as it invades the lens of his camera. From standard musical practice, he gives each photograph an opus number, corresponding to the sequence in which the image was captured.
His works have been proudly exhibited in prestigious art shows throughout the Midwest.
You can view Rosen’s work during an open house on April 13, from 5-7 p.m., or during any scheduled performance.