Comments/Context: When you first walk into Alison Rossiter's new show, you might be forgiven for thinking she is a painter, channeling Morris Louis and Barnett Newman using an inky black monochrome palette. Get up close to the works however and you will see they are not actually paintings but photographs, her high contrast abstract forms made by depositing chemical developers (pouring, dipping, etc.) over decades-old expired photographic papers.
Collector's POV: The prices for the works in this show are as follows. The 12x10 single images are $2350 each. The larger 24x20 diptychs are $4950, while the smaller 9x7 diptychs are either $3350 or $3400. The 12x10 diptychs are $3900 each. Rossiter's work has not yet reached the secondary markets in any meaningful way, so gallery retail is likely the only option for interested collectors at this point. I first saw Rossiter's work at Stephen Bulger's booth at AIPAD; he also represents the artist (here).
Rating: * (one star) GOOD (rating system described here)
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