Rosy Keyser on Sound, Collaboration, and “Arp 273”

Rosy Keyser: ARP 273
Courtesy of the artist.

Rosy Keyser, Detail of Window Swap, 2020. Aluminum, enamel, sawdust, horsehair, and paper on canvas.

On the walls of Rosy Keyser's Brooklyn studio are photos from a zine documenting the subject of her current show at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery in LA. The show's title Arp 273 refers to a pair of interacting galaxies—one fell through the other 300 light-years away. The idea behind how forms fall into and through one another, affecting their positions and holding them in a relationship through dynamic is based on the research of astronomer Halton Arp who, in his 1966 Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, described how this event happened and the pair’s uncanny resemblance to a rose and its stem.

Event Information
Start Date: June 26, 2021
End Date: August 7, 2021
Venue: Parrasch Heijnen

Rosy Keyser: ARP 273