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Arrested Growth: Installation by Bob Rhoades 3.1 – 4.28, 2013


Bob Rhoades: Arrested GrowthArrested Growth: Installation by Bob Rhoades
Ongong – April 28, 2013

Arrested Growth represents a shift in Rhoades’ practice from academic art making to an organic response to the local environs – specifically the artist’s garden, where line, color, form, space and light present themselves in continuing transformation with growth, death and seasonal change. A curved eucalyptus twig or a kozo branch stripped of its bark sparks a process of reflection and analysis. For Arrested Growth,Rhoades will employ these natural sculptural elements within the contained architectural space to convey the character of nature to push and expand beyond the limits man wants to impose on it. Responding to the confines of the room, Rhoades will continue to develop the installation in the weeks following the opening, growing the forms into the Project Space.

Bob Rhoades received his MFA from the University of New Mexico, and BA from Duke University. As an educator, he has taught at schools throughout California since 1970, and was Art Department Coordinator for The College of the Redwoods, Mendocino Coast Campus from 1982 to 2012. Rhoades has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and lectured in London at the Chelsea School of Art and in Miasa, Japan at the Bunka Center. In recent years he has lectured to small groups in major museums throughout Western Europe.