Exhibit Opening: Bernice Massé Rosenthal 'Collage/Assemblage'
February 17, 2019
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
Bernice Massé Rosenthal: Collage/AssemblageExhibt dates: February 17 - March 3
Rosenthal’s work, comprised primarily of wood assemblages, some painted, others natural, include both free-standing and wall sculptures. Her intent is to engage the viewer by introducing kinetic possibilities and by making two or three-part pieces that can be rearranged.
I am a sculptor of assemblages and a seasoned recycler working mainly in wood, but also paper collage. Finding curious discarded pieces is the grist for my art mill and the inspiration for new creations. I view my process as a form of re-incarnation. Each piece has a voice that sometimes speaks to me quickly or may take months before the "eureka" moment happens. My intent is to engage the viewer by introducing kinetic possibilities by making two or three-part pieces that can be rearranged.
Bernice Massé Rosenthal is graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where she received a fifth-year traveling fellowship which took her to Greece. Her work has been shown in several galleries in Massachusetts and in Maine where she has recently had two solo exhibitions. Her work is included in numerous private collections.