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Denise Rouleau



United States

www.markdroberts.net

category: Sculpture
technique: Mixture of materials


Statement:
Over the past few years Mark and I have been collaborating on a sculptural series, entitled, Art of the Catacomb. With this body of work we want to explore questions about the nature of life and death; the impact of generations, whose bones, artifacts and vain dreams of immortality fill the earth under our feet; the significance of ritual and symbolism; and the notion of individual identity within the broader scope of the human condition.
The framework of the catacombs consists mainly of vintage typeface drawers that we disassemble and rework into unique pieces of architecture to house the mummy-forms. We sculpt the figures in low-fire clay and apply multiple layers of paint and distress them to give them an aged appearance.
The mummies transform the letterpress cells into a labyrinth of colors and forms. We want them to maintain a sense of ambiguity and detachment from any fixed identity. Our culture's fascination with mummies derives from, in part, the sense of a mystery that begs to be unraveled; they prompt us to question who we are and how we will be remembered. The Catacombs are not merely studies of the dead, but windows through which we can gaze upon humanity through time and perhaps see ourselves


Bio / Resumee / Statement:
Upcoming 2009 The Mummy Paradox Bloomington Art Center: Bloomington, MN
Upcoming 2009 The Last Polaroid Show Marjorie McNeely Conservatory: St. Paul, MN
2008 "Happy Holidaze"(Group Show) Altered Asthetics, Mpls, MN
2008 Arrowhead Biennial Juried Show: Duluth, MN
2007/08 Vine Arts Center Member Shows: Minneapolis, MN
2007 Art of the Catacomb Nina Bliese Gallery: Minneapolis, MN
2007 Art of the Catacomb: Denise Rouleau and Mark Roberts: Gallery 181: Lawrence MA
2007 Arts in Harmony 07: National Juried Art Show: Elk River Area Art Alliance:
Elk River, MN (awarded best sculpture)
2006 Best of the Best: Winter Juried Art Show 2006: Bakehouse Art Complex: Miami, FL
2006 Contained Art (Group Show) Gallery Sei-Un-Do: Zurich, Switzerland
2006 Rouleau and Roberts: the Denizens of Time Caladan Gallery: Beverly, MA
2006 Beyond the Night: Rites and Awakening (Group Show) Caladan Gallery: Beverly, MA
2004 Visions VIII International Juried Show: Covington, Kentucky



Activities:
Vine Arts Center Member
Serious Scooterist


Catacomb X
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
80 x 33 x 5 cm
sold
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Tour of Art of the Catacomb (Nina Bliese Gallery)
Media
Video art
for sale (ask for price)
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Paris Underground
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
166 x 80 x 6 cm
Price: 13.000 Euro
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College of Cardinals
Sculpture
Clay
80 x 33 x 5 cm
sold
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Monks
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
80 x 33 x 5 cm
Price: 1.400 Euro
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Shadows as Proof
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
80 x 33 x 5 cm
Price: 1.600 Euro
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Traces of an Existence
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
80 x 33 x 5 cm
Price: 1.600 Euro
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"Cat" - acomb
Sculpture
Bronze
80 x 33 x 5 cm
Price: 1.600 Euro
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Something Happened
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
56 x 42 x 5 cm
Price: 475 Euro
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Last Judgment
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
138 x 125 x 5 cm
Price: 11.000 Euro
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Portals
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
125 x 184 x 3 cm
2007
Price: 16.000 Euro
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Column of Cardinals
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
10 x 240 x 10 cm
Price: 11.500 Euro
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Column of Cardinals
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
10 x 240 x 10 cm
Price: 11.500 Euro
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Kursk
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
29 x 88 x 15 cm
sold
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Terra - Gatto Warriors
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
28 x 41 x 5 cm
Price: 450 Euro
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One Hundred Ninety-Four Cardinals
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
200 x 85 x 12 cm
Price: 14.500 Euro
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One Hundred Ninety-Four Cardinals (close-up)
Sculpture
Clay
200 x 85 x 12 cm
Price: 14.500 Euro
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Alligator Alley
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
125 x 27 x 5 cm
Price: 4.500 Euro
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Alligator Alley
Sculpture

125 x 28 x 50 cm
for sale (ask for price)
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Column of Crusades
Sculpture
Installations
15 x 250 x 14 cm
Price: 5.000 Euro
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Column of Crusades
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
15 x 250 x 14 cm
Price: 5.000 Euro
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In Riposa
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
64 x 64 x 5 cm
Price: 1.450 Euro
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Crucifixion
Sculpture
Installations
193 x 333 x 5 cm
for sale (ask for price)
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Crucifixion
Sculpture
Clay
193 x 333 x 5 cm
for sale (ask for price)
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Roman Holiday
Sculpture
Mixture of materials
80 x 33 x 5 cm
Price: 1.450 Euro
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Catacomb III
Sculpture
Clay
80 x 33 x 5 cm
Price: 1.350 Euro
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