Silk Stones - Works by Rochelle Rubinstein

March 6 - July 15, 2012

My wish is for the privacy and singularity of the handcrafted image to encourage a viewer to experience it in a quiet, contemplative manner.

—Rochelle Rubinstein

Toronto-based artist Rochelle Rubinstein blends biblical  narratives, cultural legends, liturgy and poetry with her own personal stories to create abstracted yet recognizable images of family, community and history. This monographic exhibition features sculpture, works on paper, wood and fabric, and a series of richly decorated handmade books. Using repetition and overlapping, carving and piercing, and a variety of sewing and printing techniques within single works, Rubinstein invites viewers to experience intimately the artist’s process and perspective.

Exhibition Curator: Zachary Paul Levine

Exhibition Design: Exhibit A Design Group

Sample Images from the Exhibition:

* Installation of hand-made accordion books

* Stone House… made out of silk… Just one example of the Silk Stones in this exhibition

*Rubinstein describes her method, just next to Egg one of the many painted, printed and carved pieces

* The book shelf, an installation featuring several biblical texts that the artist has reprinted and, in her own words, updated.

* Contemplation area featuring works The Village and Shaft

*Detail from The Village

Silk Stones - Works by Rochelle Rubinstein

March 6 - July 15, 2012

My wish is for the privacy and singularity of the handcrafted image to encourage a viewer to experience it in a quiet, contemplative manner.

—Rochelle Rubinstein

Toronto-based artist Rochelle Rubinstein blends biblical  narratives, cultural legends, liturgy and poetry with her own personal stories to create abstracted yet recognizable images of family, community and history. This monographic exhibition features sculpture, works on paper, wood and fabric, and a series of richly decorated handmade books. Using repetition and overlapping, carving and piercing, and a variety of sewing and printing techniques within single works, Rubinstein invites viewers to experience intimately the artist’s process and perspective.

Exhibition Curator: Zachary Paul Levine

Exhibition Design: Exhibit A Design Group

Sample Images from the Exhibition:

* Installation of hand-made accordion books

* Stone House… made out of silk… Just one example of the Silk Stones in this exhibition

*Rubinstein describes her method, just next to Egg one of the many painted, printed and carved pieces

* The book shelf, an installation featuring several biblical texts that the artist has reprinted and, in her own words, updated.

* Contemplation area featuring works The Village and Shaft

*Detail from The Village

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