Nov 11, 2015-Jan 18, 2016
San Francisco-based Tim Roseborough literally leveraged MoAD’s mission and four themes by translating them into his unique Englyph writing system. Four Themes is one of the two collections of works that consists of seven digital prints and an animated video that joins all of the artwork thematically. His practice includes a series of artworks rendered in Englyph – a conflation of “English” and “hieroglyphics.”
Englyph was inspired by hieroglyphics – the hermetic language system of Egypt – whereby he weds the ancient tradition to contemporary digital culture. Englyph is a part of his ongoing effort to balance the worlds of form and idea in artworks that are both visually appealing and conceptually rigorous.
Roseborough is a digital artist whose work has been featured in numerous publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle, Artforum and SF Examiner. He has performed and showcased at the 2010 and 2012 ZERO1 New Media Biennials, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and SOMArts Cultural Center, among others. He has also been awarded residencies at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley and the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Tim Roseborough is one of two San Francisco Bay Area artists selected among 45 applicants for the opportunity to exhibit at MoAD in 2016.
Applicants submitted works that address the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora which elaborated on MoAD’s four themes: origins, movement, adaptation and transformation. Roseborough is the first artist to exhibit in the museum’s multipurpose artwork space in the Salon gallery.