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The Benefit
October 11, 2017

ENHANCE Your Collection With A Piece of Metaphoric Force by Rebecca Rustein

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Leon Boone

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As the 2017 InLiquid Benefit approaches, we are excited to showcase the exclusive pieces to be sold at our silent auction. In preparation for our VIP Night, we encourage our fellow philanthropists and art collectors to pay it forward by enhancing their current art collection in tandem with supporting their local arts organization.
A vibrant piece to have in your collection is Rebecca Rutstein’s Gravity Rides Everything(2001). This piece, a 19″ x 14″ mixed media work on paper, is one of her earlier works, highlighting her general interest in color, grid systems, maps, and graphic symbols that still pervade in her work today. Currently, her work is known to poetically visualize the evolution of our continuously changing world with motifs drawn from geology, biology, and maps. These forces, she explains, “from gradual erosion to violent upheaval,” are metaphoric of all the ups and downs experienced through life. Through paintings and large-scale installations, she shows an evidential, yet complex, map of the chaotic, yet exponentially forward-moving, fractal patterns found in nature.
Rebecca Rutstein, a Philadelphia-based artist whose work spans painting, installation, sculpture, and public art, explores geometric abstraction with a vision inspired by science, data, and maps. Seeking out geologically-rich environments, Rebecca has been an artist in residence in Iceland, Hawaii, the Canadian Rockies, and Vermont, and most recently onboard scientific research vessels from the Galápagos Islands to Southern California and from Vietnam to Guam. She has exhibited extensively in galleries, institutions, and museums throughout the United States, and has received numerous grants including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts and an Independence Foundation Fellowship. Rutstein has garnered recent attention through interviews and features on NPR, Huffington Post, and Vice Magazine. Her work can be found in public collections including Johns Hopkins Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Temple University
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