Photos: Rose Art Museum’s fall season features Sarah Sze, David Shrigley and more

The Rose celebrated its fall opening on Sept. 10. Get a peek at the exhibitions.

Sarah Sze, Timekeeper, 2016. Mixed media, mirrors, wood, stainless steel, archival pigment prints, projectors, lamps, desks, stools, stone​. ​Dimensions Variable. Photo by Sarah Sze Studio, courtesy of Sarah Sze.

The Rose Art Museum’s galleries open for the fall on Sept. 10 featuring a David Shrigley sculpture with an interactive twist, a collection of paintings by David Reed that have not been seen together in over 40 years and an installation by Sarah Sze that Vogue named one of the must-see art shows of the season.

An opening celebration that is free and open to the public will be held Sept. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. Normal museum hours begin Sept. 11. All of the exhibitions will be on display until Dec. 11.

Here's a look at this season's exhibitions:

David Shrigley: "Life Model II:" The latest iteration in Shrigley's ongoing Life Model project transforms the Lower Rose Gallery into a classroom and viewers into participants. Visitors are invited to sit, observe, and draw from the artist’s caricatured sculpture of a nine-foot-tall woman, using the easels, drawing boards, and assorted implements provided. The sculpture serves as both a provocation and an incitement to generate new work. Alongside the visitors’ drawings, which are pinned to the gallery walls upon completion, Shrigley will debut a new series of his own drawings, inspired by the theme of life drawing. The exhibition is Shrigley's first solo museum show in New England. It is curated by Rose Curator Kim Conaty.

"Painting Paintings (David Reed) 1975:" This exhibition reunites a small, starkly beautiful group of David Reed’s early brushstroke paintings, not seen together since they were first exhibited in New York City in 1975. Painted wet into wet, the canvases describe the painter and his tools, the reach of his arm, and the physical nature of his materials.

Sarah Sze: "Timekeeper:" Blurring the boundaries between sculpture, installation and painting, Sarah Sze builds intricate, fractal-like landscapes from the ordinary minutiae of everyday life, yet on a grand architectural scale. Balancing whimsy with complex themes of ecology and sustainability, she explores depictions of gravity and weightlessness as both an operative and a disorienting force. Sze has created new, monumental site-specific installations for the Foster Gallery and for the outward-facing wall of the glass enclosed staircase leading to the Foster Wing.

Sean Lynch: "Adventure: Capital:" Irish artist Sean Lynch’s Adventure: Capital traces an historical journey from myth to minimalism around Ireland and Britain. Combining sculptural, video and archival elements, it brings together Greek river gods, public art at regional airports, quarries and the art of stone-carving, an abandoned sculpture in Cork, and a traffic roundabout on a storytelling adventure that unravels notions of value and the flow of capital through an anthropological lens. "Adventure: Capital" was first presented in the Irish Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale. It is curated by Jennifer Bedford.

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