Notes from di Rosa
Issue

5.6 / Notes from di Rosa

July 23 2014

Introduction

Notes from di Rosa is produced in conjunction with Art Practical's yearlong residency at di Rosa, in which the museum's collection serves as a focus and cornerstone for an in-depth exploration of Northern California contemporary art.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

Rock, Paper, Scissors

By Vanessa Kauffman Zimmerly

Words (and artworks) may be an insufficient means to describe or represent our desire for connectedness to land, but these efforts nonetheless afford a great gain in the breath that language and art can bring to otherwise mundane, thirsty living.

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Little Rebellions: Women and Robots at di Rosa

Little Rebellions: Women and Robots at di Rosa

By Emily K. Holmes

Fascinating subthemes emerge in di Rosa’s vast collection of modern and contemporary Northern California art, as in one unexpected moment in the main gallery devoted to explorations of technology and gender. 

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All the Feels

All the Feels

By Aaron Harbour, Jackie Im

Jackie Im and Aaron Harbour ruminate on the di Rosa collection and its founder in writing, while Erin Jane Nelson provides her interpretation through altered digital photographs. 

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Remote Viewing with Stairwell’s

Remote Viewing with Stairwell’s

By Sarah Hotchkiss, Carey Lin

We drove up from San Francisco to di Rosa on an exceedingly hot day in late September, shortly after the Napa earthquake and the same weekend a closure on Highway 37 slowed wine-tasting traffic to a walking pace.

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