Roland Reiss: The Castle of Perseverance : Curated by Jorin Bossen

April 24 - May 29, 2021
Overview

Diane Rosenstein Gallery is honored to present Roland Reiss: The Castle of Perseverance, curated by Jorin Bossen. This focused exhibition will show Reiss’ epic room-sized installation (created in 1978), as well as a related selection of miniatures. 

 

The Castle of Perseverance (1978) is a life-sized sculptural installation, first exhibited in 1978 at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (now the Orange County Museum of Art) and will be presented here for the first time in a decade. The Castle is Reiss’ interpretation of a typical American middle-class living room of the 1970s, recreated entirely in particleboard. The uniform, monochromatic yellow-brown surfaces create a real/unreal environment, which Reiss also employs in his miniatures. This installation presents an opportunity for visitors to enter and inhabit the diorama-like conceptual and narrative sculptures for which Reiss was so widely recognized - and to envision themselves as the human figurines inside. 

 

About the curator: Jorin Bossen lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He was born in Lansing, Michigan. He has exhibited and is in collections throughout the US and Europe. His work appears in and on the cover of New American Paintings, No. 53. He is a member of the artist/curator collective Durden and Ray. He studied art history at Kalamazoo Collage and received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University.

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