“Roxene Rockwell: In the Forests and the Trees” will debut in the Don B. Huntley Gallery this weekend.
The exhibit will be on display from Feb. 28 to April 18. The opening reception, which is open to the public, will be held Feb. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a curator and artist talk beginning at 4:45 p.m.
Rockwell, a Los Angeles native, draws inspiration from nature and trees to symbolize humankind and life’s experiences. In both her paintings and collaged surfaces, she uses a variety of textures and layers of tree bark to represent the deep complexities of our individual personalities.
Rockwell has exhibited her work widely in solo and group exhibitions at many museums and galleries, including the Riverside Art Museum, the Robert V. Fullerton Museum in San Bernardino, the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, Louis Stern Fine Arts in Los Angeles, and Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica.
“Joan Kahn: A Fifteen-Year Survey” and “Abstract Mystique” will also be open simultaneously at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery. “Joan Kahn” features some of the artist’s paintings from 2000-2014, while “Abstract Mystique” includes pieces from seven of Southern California’s top female artists working in the Abstract Expressionist style.
The Huntley Gallery is located on the fourth floor of the University Library and is open Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
The Kellogg Gallery, which is across from the library and next door to the Bronco Student Center, is open Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. During spring break, both galleries will be closed. Admission is free.