Darcy Rosenberger This is for You

November 18, 2011 – January 7, 2012 Gracie R. Cavnar Gallery

Darcy Rosenberger utilizes the medium of the gift throughout her work to explore and express the innumerable forms of love. The exhibition This is for You displays things that were made for very specific people, to capture the beauty of these fleeting individuals, experiences, and relationships as well as the blindingly beautiful qualities of the present. A wide range of media is employed to make very personal, almost secret, communications to particular people with the hopes of connecting to the greater public through their own storehouses of personal experiences and relationships. Physical, visual, tangible communication that is so highly personalized as this gift-based work is something that is easily lost in our increasingly impersonal and virtual-based society. This tradition of artifactual human connection needs to be pushed to stay alive.