Rose DeSloover

Artist Statement

My work is the product of the dual refining traditions of minimalism and conceptualism with some Fluxus influence --- found objects, juxtaposition and changing context. In the 1970’s, I began to collect paint color charts from local hardware stores. Color in my work does not necessarily identify or reinforce an object; it represents an emotion, a characteristic, a thought, a place, a relationship.  The cultural pairing of color and word in color-charts is a happy synchronicity for me.  Working within the constraints imposed by the language of color-charts, new associations are made and meanings created. 

Obsession, 2015

Anna B. Jameson, 1794-1860

The New Dictionary of Thoughts: A Cyclopedia of First quotations, 1891

Edwards, Catrevas, Edwards and Brown, Standard Book Company, 1960

Silkscreen print

Ocelot Print Shop, Detroit, MI

Construction Ultra White, #80c

French Paper company, Niles MI

$375 framed; $175 print only

Opulence, 2015

Lucius Annaeus Seneca 4 B.C. – 65 A.D.

The New Dictionary of Thoughts: A Cyclopedia of First quotations, 1891

Edwards, Catrevas, Edwards and Brown, Standard Book Company, 1960

Silkscreen print

Ocelot Print Shop, Detroit, MI

Construction Ultra White, #80c

French Paper Company, Niles MI

$375 framed; $175 print only

Envy’s Eyes, 2015

Caleb C. Colton 1780-1832

The New Dictionary of Thoughts: A Cyclopedia of First quotations, 1891

Edwards, Catrevas, Edwards and Brown, Standard Book Company, 1960

Silkscreen print

Ocelot Print Shop, Detroit, MI

Construction Ultra White, #80c

French Paper company, Niles MI

$375 framed; $175 print only

Biography

Rose E. DeSloover is a conceptual color/word artist who has been actively engaged in the metro Detroit art community for many years.   She has a B.A. from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont California.  She was on the faculty of Marygrove College for 44 years retiring from the position of Dean of the Visual and Performing Arts Division in 2013. 

 

Along with Jane Hammang-Buhl, she planned and raised the funds to renovate the corner of Six Mile and Wyoming creating the Charles McGee Commons. For the past several years she has worked in Northwest  Detroit as part of Live6.

She has participated in exhibits in numerous locations, in and around the State of Michigan, as well as around the U.S. and in Bonn, Germany.  She was the Director of The Gallery at Marygrove College for 23 years, during which time she brought hundreds of artists to the attention of the Detroit community.