Meet & Cake - a group show | April 25 - May 30, 2009

Press Release

For Immediate Release
Roos Arts
449 Main Street
Rosendale NY, 12472
t. 718-755-4726

Meet & Cake - a groups show
April 25 – May 30, 2009
Opening Reception, Saturday, April 25, 7 – 10 pm

Roos Arts is proud to present “Meet & Cake”, an inaugural exhibition comprised of sixteen artists working in various mediums from painting and photography to sculpture and video. This salon style group show gathers friends who have influenced and inspired the founding artist of the space. The title “Meet & Cake” references all the things that we love to discuss, look at, eat and share at a gathering of familiar and new faces.

This exhibition brings together parallel and unexpected ideas and practices. In a painting by Meghan Petras, jagged red circles are melded together, suggesting an isolated and eroded chunk of stone. Mark Gibson combines the dark bleakness of a cave with an oncoming stream of bright hues, while Hannah Whitaker’s photograph of a spider web glitters with dewdrops, deceiving any assuming viewer of its faux creation. While Giselle Potter’s portraits are nostalgic and silent, as if yearning for a by-gone era, Karen Heagle’s figures are unabashed and seductive, frolicking voluptuous bodies that challenge our gaze. Janaina Tschape’s balloons maneuver between rocks and mountains, moving with a conscious velocity that blends naturally into their environment. Tamara Zahaykevich combines scraps and discarded materials to create sculptures bursting with playful colors while maintaining poetic abstraction. The works in “Meet & Cake” present personal expressions that give some clue to each of the artist’s identities and set up possibilities for alternate interpretations in this new context.

Artists in the exhibition include: Gavin Anderson, Rosane Chameki/Andrea Lerner, Christian Dasilva, Mark Gibson, Karen Heagle, Jane Hollinger, Neal Hollinger, Kieran Kinsella, Cotter Luppi, Meghan Petras, Matthew Porter, Giselle Potter, Armand Rusillon, Janaina Tschape, Hannah Whitaker, and Tamara Zahaykevich.

Roos Arts is excited to participate in this rich and diverse community of creative artists and plans to present not only exhibitions but also readings, performances, and artist talks. Please visit for a full schedule of future events and exhibitions.

Roos Arts is open to the public from Thursday through Saturday from 1 to 5 pm and by appointment.

This show was made possible through generous support of friends and family. Special thanks to Erika & Michael, Jane, Joann, Linda, Ann, Giselle, Janaina and Mr. Lee.