SILK STONES - WORKS BY ROCHELLE RUBINSTEIN
Opening Reception, Sunday March 11, 2-4 pm @ YUMuseum
Like a Baroque sculptor, Rochelle Rubinstein uses materials in ways that delight and deceive the eye. By masking, undermining and transforming the ostensible physical character of objects, she creates surprising visual effects that emphasize the artist’s hand and process. Rubinstein uses multiple techniques – printing and painting, carving and piercing, overlapping and erasing – and re-works individual pieces, often returning to them after a period of months or years.
The subjects in her work are similarly multilayered – and re-interpreted. She blends biblical narratives and culture legends with her own personal stories to create abstract yet recognizable images of family, community and history.
Rochelle Rubinstein is a painter, printmaker, and fabric and book artist. Active in art education in Toronto, where her studio is based, she graduated from Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University as the school’s first Art major.