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

“Gravity Rides Everything” (2001) mixed media on paper, 19˝ × 14˝ × 2˝

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.

Brooke Lanier creates colorful, detailed, meditative watercolor and oil paintings of interactions between nature and architecture.  They combine elements of figurative and abstract painting.
Brooke Lanier
Brooke Lanier

Brooke Lanier creates colorful, detailed, meditative watercolor and oil paintings of interactions between nature and architecture.…

Brooke Lanier creates colorful, detailed, meditative watercolor and oil paintings of interactions between nature and architecture. They combine elements of figurative and abstract painting.…

Brooke Lanier creates colorful, detailed, meditative watercolor and oil paintings of interactions between nature and architecture. They combine elements of figurative and abstract painting.…

Constance Culpepper is a contemporary artist located in Philadelphia, PA (USA). Her large, vibrantly colored oil paintings primarily depict domestic scenes, including interiors, still life, the female figure, and chairs. The paintings are representational, yet deconstructed, and full of pattern. With her paper collages, Culpepper is more abstract, yet the themes of domesticity can still be found.
Constance Culpepper
Constance Culpepper

Constance Culpepper is a contemporary artist located in Philadelphia, PA (USA). Her large, vibrantly colored oil paintings…

Constance Culpepper is a contemporary artist located in Philadelphia, PA (USA). Her large, vibrantly colored oil paintings primarily depict domestic scenes, including interiors, still life, the female…

Constance Culpepper is a contemporary artist located in Philadelphia, PA (USA). Her large, vibrantly colored oil paintings primarily depict domestic scenes, including interiors, still life, the female figure, and chairs.…

Kiya Nicole
Kiya Nicole
What elevates his work from mere craftsmanship is his visionary outlook. Rearranging objects and incorporating an iconography of myths, fairy tales, and personal idiosyncrasies, Warren Muller exudes an envious agility.  Motion, change and improvisation are implied like a glimpse of chaos captured and frozen for a split-second.
Warren Muller
Warren Muller

What elevates his work from mere craftsmanship is his visionary outlook. Rearranging objects and incorporating an iconography…

What elevates his work from mere craftsmanship is his visionary outlook. Rearranging objects and incorporating an iconography of myths, fairy tales, and personal idiosyncrasies, Warren Muller exudes an…

What elevates his work from mere craftsmanship is his visionary outlook. Rearranging objects and incorporating an iconography of myths, fairy tales, and personal idiosyncrasies, Warren Muller exudes an envious agility. Motion,…

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from the landscape - While the artworks are not a representation of any specific location, they oftentimes are evocative of landscape. She invites the viewer to engage with her artworks through memory, imagination, and reverie. Working with oil paint, oil pigment sticks, watercolor and other media, her paintings and collages have been described by a curator as “visceral and expressive”.
Sandra Benhaim
Sandra Benhaim

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from…

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from the landscape - While the artworks are not a representation of any specific…

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from the landscape - While the artworks are not a representation of any specific location, they oftentimes…

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