Window on Broad / Meredith Sellers: Roses Fall But Thorns Remain

June 4, 2021

Sept 3–Oct 17, 2021
Window on Broad


Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery presents Roses Fall But Thorns Remain, featuring a new triptych by Meredith Sellers in the Window on Broad project space. Conflating the concept in painting of the window as an illusory two-dimensional space with the infinite windows of the digital screen, Sellers renders appropriated images to draw parallels between beauty and disaster, the natural world and the digital, and the banal violence of capitalist systems. Here, she continues her exploration of Dutch still life symbolism and colonialist conquest, in juxtaposition with imagery borrowed from historical archives, stock photography, and contemporary news reports.

Meredith Sellers (b. 1988, Baltimore, MD) is an artist and writer living and working in Philadelphia. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Her paintings utilize images from art history, stock photography, advertisements, and the media to examine systems of power and violence.

She has exhibited work at ICA Philadelphia, Lord Ludd, Vox Populi, Icebox Project Space, Pilot Projects, Delaware County Community College, Pressure Club, and Fleisher Art Memorial. Her curatorial projects include Chewing the Scenery at Crane Arts, and The Midnight Sun at Pilot Projects (both co-curated with Jonathan Santoro), and Edith at Esther Klein Gallery. She is an editor for Philadelphia-based online art publication Title Magazine; her writing has appeared in Hyperallergic, ArtsJournal, Pelican Bomb, and American Craft Magazine.