These works came at a time when I was struggling with my "coming out" process. For me, they are a visual representation of that turmoil.

Medium & Dimensions: mixed media (stabilo pencil and lithography) on mylar; 16" x 20" each

about the artist

James Rose is a professor emeritus of drawing and printmaking at Kutztown University as of 2023. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA (1992). James Rose completed his undergraduate degree in painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (1990). He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1996). His prints and drawings have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions nationally. James has received two Fellowships in the Visual Arts from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (print/ drawing collection), the African American Historical and Cultural Museum, the Philadelphia Free Library, and the Allentown Museum.


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