Rose Frantzen: The Optics of Illusion is on view September 2 through October 31, 2021.
Rose Frantzen is an oil painter who finds the human subject fascinating. Her painting processes are direct, using alla prima approaches that often require a great deal of time engaged with the subject. When painting someone, Rose connects with the sitter, meeting their dignity and sharing stories as well as moments of silence. The Optics of Illusion presents portraits and figures in dialogue with optical illusions, suggesting ways we might misperceive others and ourselves.