David Rothermel: Continuity

15 December 2017 - 15 April 2018 Aspen | Cooper

Specializing in post-war and contemporary art, the Casterline|Goodman Gallery in Aspen shows first-tier original artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries, including original paintings, sculptures and drawings by established artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol.


For the winter season, the Casterline|Goodman Gallery will feature the artist David Rothermel with his show: CONTINUITY from December 15, 2017 to April 15, 2018. The gallery will hold a reception on December 28th, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.


The title reflects the works of art featured in this show due to the fact that they have similarities in special continuity, format and texture. Respect of the rectangle as an extension of architecture. There is special attention to the edges that are adjacent to each other, revealing the many layers of under and over painting during the process. What appears to be a 5 panel piece, in fact consists of 50 layers of paint.  Upon closer inspection, one feels the emotional content of the previous energy underneath each brushstroke.  


David Rothermel was born in 1949. Rothermel's artistic career spans three decades. His education was a creative stepping-stone to launch a successful career. He first studied two years at York Academy of Art, York, PA. He later graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME. This education allowed him to study with some of the most important artist living today. While at the Academy, he studied with Will Barnet, Julian Levi and Marshal Glazier. Rothermel also spent two summers at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan ME. One of those summers he was an assistant in the fresco department, working under Anne Poo (W.P.A. muralist). The other summer he spent painting under Brice Marden. Other instructors that influenced Rothermel were William T. Williams, Silvia Stone and Lucas Samaras. Through these educational experiences he gained exposure to the professional art world. Rothermel had his first solo exhibit at Etage gallery in Philadelphia in 1973. His work is now shown internationally as well as nationally.