"Reading Between the Lines" by Priscilla Briggs and "Reservoir" by Betsy Ruth Byers in March

Updated: Mar 17, 2020


We Could've Been Better But We Were Just Kids, 2019, Terrence Payne
Oldest Trick In The Book (Detail), Priscilla Briggs and Jenna Brouse

Rosalux Gallery is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions by member artists Priscilla Briggs and Betsy Ruth Byers. Both shows are collaborations between the artists and former students. In Reading Between the Lines, Priscilla Briggs and Jenna Brouse mine the media for materials to address the current political state of affairs in an array of works that employ collage and text. In Reservoir, Betsy Ruth Byers and Emily Dzieweczynski present work inspired by

their on-going project investigating tropical glaciers in Ecuador with a National Science Foundation interdisciplinary research team. They use sensory stimuli throughout the gallery to create an immersive and visceral experience with the Hermoso Glacier on Volcán Cayambe, bringing something that is analyzed to something that is felt. Unfortunatley, this exhibition has ended prematurely due to the gallery closing over concerns of the Covoid-19 outbreak.  Continue scrolling through this article for installation photos of this wonderful show! 

In Reading Between the Lines, Priscilla Briggs collaborates with Jenna Brouse to create singular works that address contemporary political issues such as the current democratic primary, the spectacle of war, and age-old divide and conquer strategy reimagined. The works include a series of zines as well as collages created with imagery sourced primarily from news magazines. One interactive piece invites the viewer to participate in protest!

Priscilla Briggs works with photography to investigate globalization and environmental justice. Recently, she has been interested in the political landscape closer to home. Her work has been exhibited internationally, at venues such as the Landskrona Photo Salon in Sweden, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the Minneapolis Int