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.

Leah Macdonald's diversity and experience in the realms of photography, encaustic painting and mixed media continue to merge and compliment one another.
Leah Macdonald
Leah Macdonald

Leah Macdonald's diversity and experience in the realms of photography, encaustic painting and mixed media continue…

Leah Macdonald's diversity and experience in the realms of photography, encaustic painting and mixed media continue to merge and compliment one another.…

Leah Macdonald's diversity and experience in the realms of photography, encaustic painting and mixed media continue to merge and compliment one another.…

Lee Muslin, guided by intuition, in  a  fusion of gesture and geometry flows out in her abstract paintings. Visual movement is created as she layers line, shape and texture.
Lee Muslin
Lee Muslin

Lee Muslin, guided by intuition, in a fusion of gesture and geometry flows out in her abstract paintings. Visual movement…

Lee Muslin, guided by intuition, in a fusion of gesture and geometry flows out in her abstract paintings. Visual movement is created as she layers line, shape and texture.…

Lee Muslin, guided by intuition, in a fusion of gesture and geometry flows out in her abstract paintings. Visual movement is created as she layers line, shape and texture.…

Stuart Lehrman's  practice involves dialogue between order and chaos. Constantly experimenting with the physical properties of paint,  between adding and subtracting, making and unmaking, working to a place where he loses control of the painting and then struggling back to achieve the right balance between wild spontaneity and emotional restraint.
Stuart Lehrman
Stuart Lehrman

Stuart Lehrman's practice involves dialogue between order and chaos. Constantly experimenting with the physical properties…

Stuart Lehrman's practice involves dialogue between order and chaos. Constantly experimenting with the physical properties of paint, between adding and subtracting, making and unmaking, working to a…

Stuart Lehrman's practice involves dialogue between order and chaos. Constantly experimenting with the physical properties of paint, between adding and subtracting, making and unmaking, working to a place where he loses…

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.  Erne’s drawings and prints have been featured in numerous invitational and juried national exhibitions. The Lives and Traumas of Stuffed Animals is a series of comically disturbing depictions of Mr. Bunny and his friends under siege. The series is made up of very large graphite pencil drawings, woodblocks, etchings, and lithographs. Although there is a playful side, the underlining theme is fear, cruelty, and survival.  In recurring distressful situations people often become like dolls, presenting a steady happy personae no matter what is happening.  Though the circumstances represented in the work are not real, no stuffed animals were hurt in the making of the work, they capture the aura that surrounds a person who has no control but will not give in.
Elaine M. Erne
Elaine M. Erne

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh,…

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia,…

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Erne’s drawings…

Diane Pieri is an InLiquid artist
Diane Pieri
Diane Pieri

Diane Pieri is an InLiquid artist…

Diane Pieri is an InLiquid artist…

Diane Pieri is an InLiquid artist…

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