An art exhibition entitled “Alternate Perspectives”, comprised of 20 Water-Color paintings by Woodbridge resident Daniel E. Rosner and 18 photographs by Bridgeport-based: Penrhyn Cook will be on display at the New Haven Lawn Club (193 Whitney Avenue, Lower Rotunda, adjacent Terraces and Grill Room., 9a-5p) for the 2-month period May 10-July 11, 2016 [Artist’s Reception: May 17, 5-7p].
Stylistically, Dan Rosner (Emeritus Prof Chemical Engineering, Yale U since August 2014 and currently Research Prof.) is a “realist” who has recently focused on a number of Yale University’s most iconic architectural treasures (often from unusual vantage points) in original paintings completed during his “phased retirement”. Initially motivated by the desire to provide a personalized memento (ie., reproductions of his “portrait” of Mason Lab)) to each of his former PhD students, Dan sensed a much broader interest in fresh views of several iconic Yale University buildings-including Payne-Whitney gym*, Harkness Tower, Strathcona Hall, Law School, Vanderbilt Hall, Wrexham Tower, Hall of Graduate Studies, Sterling Memorial Library and Morse College. But, also included in this exhibition is a dramatic view of the local Christ Church of New Haven, and two scenes from Dan’s past – a hand-colored linoleum cut of the Princeton Jct RR station, and a hand-colored, cubist-inspired, pen-and-ink drawing of Dan’s High School of Music & Art in NYC. Dan is a member of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club (founded 1900!), and has previously exhibited in Yale’s Morse College (October 2014), the Koerner Center for Emeritus Yale Faculty (May 2015), and the local public libraries of Woodbridge (May 2014, June 2015), Orange (February 2015) and Hamden (March 2015). Inexpensive matted reproductions of several of his paintings are available at Merwin’s Art Shop on Chapel Street, New Haven.