Title: Welcome mat
Dimensions: width: 84cm, height: 59cm, depth: 5cm
Notes: human hair on foamboard
Country: United Kingdom
Rosie has exhibited at the Serpentine, Chisenhale Gallery, the RCA Camden and Battersea Arts Centres and National Maritime Museum and the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds. Also at Nettie Horn Gallery and Shoreditch Town Hall in London. Also internationally including: Museo d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona; Der Pfalzgalerie, Germany; Dostoyevsky Museum St Petersburg, Russia; Prague Festival of Contemporary Art, Czech Republic; ECA Foundation Albuquerque and Convergence International Arts Festival Rhode Island, USA and EWACC Exhibition, Tokyo.
Rosie Leventon makes installations, environmental art and recycled sculpture. She is currently working on a new series using insulation and raw pigment. These pieces may look a bit architectural, and the aim is to create a dialogue between the everyday industrial and mass produced material and the hand crafted objects. Looking through the lens of or everyday Junk Culture – concrete blocks, hamburgers and car parks to see evidence of other cultures only dimly perceived and often misunderstood. I also make false and floating floors that comprise radical interventions into the fabric of a building. I made a Floating Corridor where people could float unexpectedly between one space and another and a ‘floor’ made from recycled copper briquettes. Some work references and aims to form a link between Prehistory and the present day. Some outdoor pieces made for woods, parks and gardens embody green principles and environmental awareness. They are also normally site-responsive and may have a functional regional element, providing water for animals for example, or promoting biodiversity and regeneration. Leventon’s drawings combine expressive energy with a sculptor’s instinct for ground and depth.