Gustav Rosenlof revisits ‘Mobiles’

The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series continues in the Nilson Gallery at the Monmouth Museum with “Mobiles” by Gustav Rosenlof of Hillsdale.

"M.Lisa" “M.Lisa” The sixth artist in the series, Rosenlof creates mobiles of abstract shapes, evoking subjects found in nature.

The show will run through June 29 at the museum, located on the campus of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. A gallery talk with Rosenlof will take place 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the museum. This discussion is free and open to the public.

Rosenlof states about his work, “I built my first mobiles as a student at the High School of Music and Art in New York City after seeing a show of Alexander Calder’s work at the Guggenheim Museum. I spent hours walking up and down the ramp in awe. The architecture of the mobiles and the art of the building merged at a seminal moment for me. I became an architect and I became an artist. After many years of concentrating on architecture and painting, I have lately begun to revisit my early fascination with mobiles.”

"Mobile 1" “Mobile 1” Rosenlof ‘s mobiles are constructed by connecting plastic shapes with stainless steel links or ordinary fishing line.

“In my mobiles, the shapes themselves are an integral part of the structure, not just objects balancing on the end of wires,” he states.

“Each shape must be visually pleasing, be strong enough to support all the shapes below it, and balance at one point, while holding its position relative to the rest of the mobile. This is the architectonic approach. A strong idea, influencing and melding, form, function and structure into an integrated whole.”

The Main Gallery and Nilson Gallery at the Monmouth Museum are open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays.

Admission is $7, and free for museum members and Brookdale students and staff with current identification.

"Traffic" “Traffic” "Mobile 2" “Mobile 2”