Exciting Installation for the City of Clearwater…

  • October 6, 2017

108 x 43 x 23″

The City of Clearwater contacted Marlene earlier this year about displaying one of her sculptures in the historic district of downtown Clearwater.

Somewhat of a renaissance has been occurring here over the past few years.  New and beautiful luxury condos, wonderful restaurants, boutiques and of course, the Marlene Rose Gallery, have captivated both locals and travelers from around the world.

Everything came together perfectly for this eighth season of “Sculpture 360”, sponsored by the city’s Public Art and Design Program, and the work will be on display through December of 2018.

If you are anywhere near the Tampa Bay area, we hope you will come and see Marlene’s “Red Eternity Relic”.

We are very fortunate to belong to a city that supports the arts.

* To see a video of the installation, click here and scroll all the way to the bottom.

What Marlene says about this sculpture:

These are some of the thoughts that coalesced into this sculpture…

In its form, the Red Eternity Relic refers to a seemingly ancient set of symbols, symbols that seem to me to be almost universal. These shards of what I see are part-remembered memories of the past, and all these are frozen forever into the icy-hot stillness of the glass.

The Eternity Relic is a monument, a reminder of a far-forgotten time and place, a distant empire-universe of the imagination, something lurking just below our consciousness. It is a relic of that particular eternity.

The Circle hints at infinity and the ever-present moment, eternally balanced over the off-center Arm. The Arm and the Spring below it together epitomize action. So, Action, in the eternal Moment, fills our infinite universe with joyous life.

The rich red color on the glass epitomizes the core of our life, while the armature, a proto-human form in dark patina, holds all of this in place.

Now, these are just what I see. You may see something completely different! And you know what, you are right too! That is the joy of art!!!


SOFA Chicago OPENS in 4 weeks

  • October 5, 2017

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Marlene Rose returns to SOFA Chicago this year with prestigious Habatat Galleries of Michigan. This marks Marlene’s thirteeth year exhibiting at SOFA Chicago… and she is extremely pleased to debut a piece from her Trees series, NIGHT BLOSSOM.

This piece represents a milestone in the continuation of Marlene’s artistic journey into the exploration of stripped-down form and texture, while pushing the limits of size. This piece represents a further step, too, in presentation. While it is quite beautiful on its own, it also has built-in illumination that can be tuned as to brightness and warmth of color, making it perfect for any lighting environment.

SOFA Chicago… Think of it as an Art Basel, but focused primarily on sculptural objects. Over the last 24 years SOFA has become a dynamic marketplace where a highly select group of dealers present unique masterworks in stunning gallery exhibits.

Hope to see you there!!


Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Thursday, November 2, 2017: 5 – 9 pm
Friday, November 3, 2017: 11 am – 7 pm (10 – 11 am VIP hour)
Saturday, November 4, 2017: 11 am – 7 pm (10 – 11 am VIP hour)
Sunday, November 5, 2017: 12 – 6 pm


Hawaiian Bell Wall

  • October 18, 2016


Last week Marlene was flown out to Hawaii (the big island) by two new collectors to discuss an outdoor installation of her Buddha Wall series. Somehow the whole family managed to tag along!True Hawaiian hospitality resulted in many new friends. One in particular was familiar with another installation nearby that Marlene had created for a client, through the Angela King Gallery of New Orleans. A visit was arranged so Marlene could see one of her babies!

This Hawaiian Bell Wall is installed into a lava wall built specially to frame it.

The form of the Bell in this Wall is descended from the bronze bells of the Han dynasty. During the day the Hawaiian sun plays happily with the colors in the Bells, kicking and splashing, while at night they are illuminated from within to form a focal point for the gorgeous house. The house is built on the Kona side of the Island, and is surrounded by ancient frozen lava flows whose barren strength is punctuated with unexpected bursts of life and color, exactly counterpointing the structure and coloration of this Bell Wall.

The Asian ancestry of the Bells also fits well with the exotic ambiance of the Island aesthetic, and the composition as a whole parallels the fiery and volcanic origin of the land around it, lit by bursts of unexpected color.

A perfect fit, on so many levels…

PS Can’t wait for the next site visit! Marlene’s arm comes pre-twisted!