David Roesing - 'The Third Way'
November 4, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Stars in the sky; Thatcher, Churchill but also Ringo; you wonder, were you last in London? When? Has it been a
day? A week? A year? Fuck it even matters, now is the time. The grey authority of an ancient solidarity awaits you;
London is one of the world’s most celebrated cities. Not bad for something old!
So why now? Well…
Think on it: something is happening. Across the globe you hear it; values are shifting, progress made; heroes
standing and nations rising; and falling. This is an infection, a good one, and all over (all over!) deals are sallying
forth, presenting themselves. Deals previously thought impossible. Impossible deals.
This is the gist of Virgin Atlantic’s recent web campaign, “Br£xit Calculator”. As Nick Parker, Head of India and
Middle East, for Virgin Atlantic Airways always says: "…never been a better …to travel …UK ...Indian
Rupee…record high …the Pound …save on literally everything …visit the UK.” Today’s traveller has holdings in
Born in a Bipolar world, down a wall, told was Unipolar, and now a wall. Must now be Tripolar, but where’s the limit?
'The Third Way', a solo presentation by David Roesing, offers groupings of works in triplicate. Three drawings on dry
erase board, three inkjet prints on dry erase sheets, three prints on paper, and three security gates for windows.
Synthesized from scans of a globe, a model of a computer, Remington’s paintings of horses, a found puzzle,
screens shots from the “Br£xit” campaign, and a newspaper article about an early hacker, these works are rooted in
the theater of design, where pictures are rhetorical, and images are seductive gloves over ideologies’ damp hand.
David Roesing (born 1985) has a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the Milton Avery
School of the Arts at Bard College. His work has been shown at American Medium, 67 Ludlow, The Hole, Chin’s Push,
and Satellite Space in LA. His book, “Terror and the Narrative Tendency”, published by Peradam, is in the
collection of the MOMA library, where he also performed. He produces a podcast about art, called Induction
Burners, with his co-host Cat Kron.