News2017-10-17T15:25:47+00:00

RUTSTEIN AWARDED PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ON AT&T BUILDING IN PHILADELPHIA

Rutstein is partnering with Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program, the Bridgette Mayer Gallery, and AT&T, to create a 63 x 124′ mural on the AT&T Building in Philadelphia. “Convergence” will be seen from the Schuylkill River Trail and Banks Boardwalk, South Street Bridge, Schuylkill Expressway, and beyond into West Philadelphia.

JANE GOLDEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MURAL ARTS PHILADELPHIA:
“I am a wall hunter. I notice great walls in our city. The AT&T walls, rise above the river, above the new boardwalk, above our city. It was the perfect canvas for a work of art. So we are excited to say, in partnership with AT&T, Mural Arts is bringing this major work of public art by Rebecca Rutstein to Philadelphia. This building, through the magic of art, will be completely transformed from something unremarkable to an image of great beauty that captures the movement of the river, the lines of the boardwalk and the essence of the city.”

BRIDGETTE MAYER, DIRECTOR OF BRIDGETTE MAYER GALLERY:
“The gallery is thrilled to announce Rebecca Rutstein’s first public mural creation in Philadelphia. Ms. Rutstein will begin creating her large wrap-around mural at the AT&T building on the Schuylkill River Trail this week. This project has been underway for the past two years and now the City of Philadelphia and its residents will get to have this talented artist’s vibrant creation to enjoy along the waterfront! We are proud of Rebecca’s hard work and accomplishments leading to the culmination of this important project.”

“Convergence” was launched June 25th and will be complete with a ribbon-cutting in October.

“I’m thrilled to be contributing to the vibrant mural scene in Philadelphia, and to be creating something new in our city’s landscape. I have called Philadelphia home for most of my life, and it is a real honor to have my first, large-scale mural come to life so prominently along the banks of the Schuylkill River. I hope it will be enjoyed by the community for years to come, and I am thankful to the Mural Arts Program, AT&T and Bridgette Mayer Gallery for all of their support.”
– Rebecca Rutstein, 2019

RUTSTEIN SELECTED AS OCEAN DISCOVERY FELLOW & PRESENTED HER WORK AT MIT

Rutstein was invited to participate in the 2018 National Ocean Exploration forum at MIT Media Labs as an Ocean Discovery Fellow that brought scientists and creatives together to talk about conservation and ways to inspire and connect people with the ocean. She gave a lightning talk on her exhibition on view at the Georgia Museum of Art.  People as diverse as Steven Gould, sci fi writer working with James Cameron on the sequel to Avatar, and Nainoa Thompson, head of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, came together to collectively brainstorm on how to imagine a bright future for the ocean and our planet, and how we can engage the public in environmental stewardship.

In the News: Rutstein’s visit to UGA and signature lecture with oceanographer, Mandy Joye

Rebecca Rutstein UGA Today

Rebecca was featured in UGA Today. See the full article here: New.uga.edu

RUTSTEIN AWARDED THE DELTA CHAIR FOR GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING

This year-long award from the University of Georgia includes an Expedition in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, Deep Sea Dive in the Alvin Submersible and Solo Exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Out of the Darkness:
Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez

Nov 1, 2018 – Oct 27, 2019

Opening Reception: Thurs Nov 1, 5:30-7pm
Georgia Museum of Art

www.georgiamuseum.org

Rebecca Rutstein has been awarded the 2018-19 Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding at the University of Georgia and will present a solo exhibition: Out of the Darkness: Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Rutstein’s year-long appointment as the Delta Visiting Chair includes an expedition to Mexico’s Guaymas Basin in the Sea of Cortez, and a trip to the ocean floor aboard the Alvin submersible vessel, to explore hydrothermal vents, microbiology and carbon cycling processes with renowned oceanographer and University of Georgia Professor, Samantha Joye. The exceedingly rare opportunity for an artist to be invited onboard the 2-person (plus pilot) submarine, is an honor and lifelong dream come true for Rutstein. She will set up her studio aboard the R/V Atlantis and create new works inspired by this unique experience and with data being collected.

Rutstein’s exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art will feature a 64-foot long interactive steel sculptural installation that contains reactive LED lights that mimic the movements of the viewer. The sculpture is influenced by hydrocarbon structures and bioluminescence present in Guaymas Basin. The exhibition also features a 22-foot tall painting, Progenitor, inspired by Rutstein’s descent 2,200 meters to the ocean floor at Guaymas Basin. Among other works, she will exhibit a large banner mural at the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

Rutstein will participate in lectures, panels and public engagements in Georgia throughout the year, including at the upcoming a2Ru 2018 national conference, “Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability” hosted by University of Georgia, Nov 1-3.

Progenitor III, 66x108 | Acrylic On Canvas

ABOUT THE AWARD:

The Delta Visiting Chair, established by University of Georgia’s Willson Center through the support of The Delta Air Lines Foundation, hosts outstanding global scholars, intellectuals and artists who engage with the UGA community. Through lectures, seminars and programs, they present global problems by addressing pressing contemporary questions about the economy, society, and the environment with a focus on how the arts can impact major contemporary issues. Its first honoree was Alice Walker in 2015.

The chair is founded upon the legacy of the Delta Prize for Global Understanding, which from 1997-2011 was presented to individuals – including Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, and Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter – whose initiatives promoted world peace by advancing understanding and cooperation among cultures and nations. For more information:https://deltachair.uga.edu/

To see full press release, click here

RUTSTEIN’S WORK FEATURED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Rutstein’s work was featured in the Wall Street Journal’s “Cliche-free Guide to Santa Fe” with Form & Concept Gallery.
For more information contact: frankr@formandconcept.center 

EXHIBITION AT CHATAUQUA INSTITUTION

 

CHATAUQUA INSTITUTION
TIES THAT BIND

Fowler-Kellog Art Center
Chatauqua, NY

June 24 – July 17, 2018

Artist Reception June 24, 3-5pm

Curated by Erika Diamond, this exhibition draws together contemporary artists whose works depict the structural intricacy and metaphorical connectivity of Lace.

For more information: chq.org/season/arts-entertainment/visual-arts/exhibitions

RUTSTEIN AWARDED PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ON AT&T BUILDING IN PHILADELPHIA

Rutstein is partnering with Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program, the Bridgette Mayer Gallery, and AT&T, to create a 63 x 124′ mural on the AT&T Building in Philadelphia. “Convergence” will be seen from the Schuylkill River Trail and Banks Boardwalk, South Street Bridge, Schuylkill Expressway, and beyond into West Philadelphia.

JANE GOLDEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MURAL ARTS PHILADELPHIA:
“I am a wall hunter. I notice great walls in our city. The AT&T walls, rise above the river, above the new boardwalk, above our city. It was the perfect canvas for a work of art. So we are excited to say, in partnership with AT&T, Mural Arts is bringing this major work of public art by Rebecca Rutstein to Philadelphia. This building, through the magic of art, will be completely transformed from something unremarkable to an image of great beauty that captures the movement of the river, the lines of the boardwalk and the essence of the city.”

BRIDGETTE MAYER, DIRECTOR OF BRIDGETTE MAYER GALLERY:
“The gallery is thrilled to announce Rebecca Rutstein’s first public mural creation in Philadelphia. Ms. Rutstein will begin creating her large wrap-around mural at the AT&T building on the Schuylkill River Trail this week. This project has been underway for the past two years and now the City of Philadelphia and its residents will get to have this talented artist’s vibrant creation to enjoy along the waterfront! We are proud of Rebecca’s hard work and accomplishments leading to the culmination of this important project.”

“Convergence” was launched June 25th and will be complete with a ribbon-cutting in October.

“I’m thrilled to be contributing to the vibrant mural scene in Philadelphia, and to be creating something new in our city’s landscape. I have called Philadelphia home for most of my life, and it is a real honor to have my first, large-scale mural come to life so prominently along the banks of the Schuylkill River. I hope it will be enjoyed by the community for years to come, and I am thankful to the Mural Arts Program, AT&T and Bridgette Mayer Gallery for all of their support.”
– Rebecca Rutstein, 2019

RUTSTEIN SELECTED AS OCEAN DISCOVERY FELLOW & PRESENTED HER WORK AT MIT

Rutstein was invited to participate in the 2018 National Ocean Exploration forum at MIT Media Labs as an Ocean Discovery Fellow that brought scientists and creatives together to talk about conservation and ways to inspire and connect people with the ocean. She gave a lightning talk on her exhibition on view at the Georgia Museum of Art.  People as diverse as Steven Gould, sci fi writer working with James Cameron on the sequel to Avatar, and Nainoa Thompson, head of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, came together to collectively brainstorm on how to imagine a bright future for the ocean and our planet, and how we can engage the public in environmental stewardship.

In the News: Rutstein’s visit to UGA and signature lecture with oceanographer, Mandy Joye

Rebecca Rutstein UGA Today

Rebecca was featured in UGA Today. See the full article here: New.uga.edu

RUTSTEIN AWARDED THE DELTA CHAIR FOR GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING

This year-long award from the University of Georgia includes an Expedition in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, Deep Sea Dive in the Alvin Submersible and Solo Exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Out of the Darkness:
Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez

Nov 1, 2018 – Oct 27, 2019

Opening Reception: Thurs Nov 1, 5:30-7pm
Georgia Museum of Art

www.georgiamuseum.org

Rebecca Rutstein has been awarded the 2018-19 Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding at the University of Georgia and will present a solo exhibition: Out of the Darkness: Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Rutstein’s year-long appointment as the Delta Visiting Chair includes an expedition to Mexico’s Guaymas Basin in the Sea of Cortez, and a trip to the ocean floor aboard the Alvin submersible vessel, to explore hydrothermal vents, microbiology and carbon cycling processes with renowned oceanographer and University of Georgia Professor, Samantha Joye. The exceedingly rare opportunity for an artist to be invited onboard the 2-person (plus pilot) submarine, is an honor and lifelong dream come true for Rutstein. She will set up her studio aboard the R/V Atlantis and create new works inspired by this unique experience and with data being collected.

Rutstein’s exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art will feature a 64-foot long interactive steel sculptural installation that contains reactive LED lights that mimic the movements of the viewer. The sculpture is influenced by hydrocarbon structures and bioluminescence present in Guaymas Basin. The exhibition also features a 22-foot tall painting, Progenitor, inspired by Rutstein’s descent 2,200 meters to the ocean floor at Guaymas Basin. Among other works, she will exhibit a large banner mural at the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

Rutstein will participate in lectures, panels and public engagements in Georgia throughout the year, including at the upcoming a2Ru 2018 national conference, “Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability” hosted by University of Georgia, Nov 1-3.

Progenitor III, 66x108 | Acrylic On Canvas

ABOUT THE AWARD:

The Delta Visiting Chair, established by University of Georgia’s Willson Center through the support of The Delta Air Lines Foundation, hosts outstanding global scholars, intellectuals and artists who engage with the UGA community. Through lectures, seminars and programs, they present global problems by addressing pressing contemporary questions about the economy, society, and the environment with a focus on how the arts can impact major contemporary issues. Its first honoree was Alice Walker in 2015.

The chair is founded upon the legacy of the Delta Prize for Global Understanding, which from 1997-2011 was presented to individuals – including Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, and Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter – whose initiatives promoted world peace by advancing understanding and cooperation among cultures and nations. For more information:https://deltachair.uga.edu/

To see full press release, click here

RUTSTEIN’S WORK FEATURED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Rutstein’s work was featured in the Wall Street Journal’s “Cliche-free Guide to Santa Fe” with Form & Concept Gallery.
For more information contact: frankr@formandconcept.center 

EXHIBITION AT CHATAUQUA INSTITUTION

 

CHATAUQUA INSTITUTION
TIES THAT BIND

Fowler-Kellog Art Center
Chatauqua, NY

June 24 – July 17, 2018

Artist Reception June 24, 3-5pm

Curated by Erika Diamond, this exhibition draws together contemporary artists whose works depict the structural intricacy and metaphorical connectivity of Lace.

For more information: chq.org/season/arts-entertainment/visual-arts/exhibitions

RUTSTEIN AWARDED PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ON AT&T BUILDING IN PHILADELPHIA

Rutstein is partnering with Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program, the Bridgette Mayer Gallery, and AT&T, to create a 63 x 124′ mural on the AT&T Building in Philadelphia. “Convergence” will be seen from the Schuylkill River Trail and Banks Boardwalk, South Street Bridge, Schuylkill Expressway, and beyond into West Philadelphia.

JANE GOLDEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MURAL ARTS PHILADELPHIA:
“I am a wall hunter. I notice great walls in our city. The AT&T walls, rise above the river, above the new boardwalk, above our city. It was the perfect canvas for a work of art. So we are excited to say, in partnership with AT&T, Mural Arts is bringing this major work of public art by Rebecca Rutstein to Philadelphia. This building, through the magic of art, will be completely transformed from something unremarkable to an image of great beauty that captures the movement of the river, the lines of the boardwalk and the essence of the city.”

BRIDGETTE MAYER, DIRECTOR OF BRIDGETTE MAYER GALLERY:
“The gallery is thrilled to announce Rebecca Rutstein’s first public mural creation in Philadelphia. Ms. Rutstein will begin creating her large wrap-around mural at the AT&T building on the Schuylkill River Trail this week. This project has been underway for the past two years and now the City of Philadelphia and its residents will get to have this talented artist’s vibrant creation to enjoy along the waterfront! We are proud of Rebecca’s hard work and accomplishments leading to the culmination of this important project.”

“Convergence” was launched June 25th and will be complete with a ribbon-cutting in October.

“I’m thrilled to be contributing to the vibrant mural scene in Philadelphia, and to be creating something new in our city’s landscape. I have called Philadelphia home for most of my life, and it is a real honor to have my first, large-scale mural come to life so prominently along the banks of the Schuylkill River. I hope it will be enjoyed by the community for years to come, and I am thankful to the Mural Arts Program, AT&T and Bridgette Mayer Gallery for all of their support.”
– Rebecca Rutstein, 2019

RUTSTEIN SELECTED AS OCEAN DISCOVERY FELLOW & PRESENTED HER WORK AT MIT

Rutstein was invited to participate in the 2018 National Ocean Exploration forum at MIT Media Labs as an Ocean Discovery Fellow that brought scientists and creatives together to talk about conservation and ways to inspire and connect people with the ocean. She gave a lightning talk on her exhibition on view at the Georgia Museum of Art.  People as diverse as Steven Gould, sci fi writer working with James Cameron on the sequel to Avatar, and Nainoa Thompson, head of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, came together to collectively brainstorm on how to imagine a bright future for the ocean and our planet, and how we can engage the public in environmental stewardship.

In the News: Rutstein’s visit to UGA and signature lecture with oceanographer, Mandy Joye

Rebecca Rutstein UGA Today

Rebecca was featured in UGA Today. See the full article here: New.uga.edu

RUTSTEIN AWARDED THE DELTA CHAIR FOR GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING

This year-long award from the University of Georgia includes an Expedition in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, Deep Sea Dive in the Alvin Submersible and Solo Exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Out of the Darkness:
Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez

Nov 1, 2018 – Oct 27, 2019

Opening Reception: Thurs Nov 1, 5:30-7pm
Georgia Museum of Art

www.georgiamuseum.org

Rebecca Rutstein has been awarded the 2018-19 Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding at the University of Georgia and will present a solo exhibition: Out of the Darkness: Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Rutstein’s year-long appointment as the Delta Visiting Chair includes an expedition to Mexico’s Guaymas Basin in the Sea of Cortez, and a trip to the ocean floor aboard the Alvin submersible vessel, to explore hydrothermal vents, microbiology and carbon cycling processes with renowned oceanographer and University of Georgia Professor, Samantha Joye. The exceedingly rare opportunity for an artist to be invited onboard the 2-person (plus pilot) submarine, is an honor and lifelong dream come true for Rutstein. She will set up her studio aboard the R/V Atlantis and create new works inspired by this unique experience and with data being collected.

Rutstein’s exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art will feature a 64-foot long interactive steel sculptural installation that contains reactive LED lights that mimic the movements of the viewer. The sculpture is influenced by hydrocarbon structures and bioluminescence present in Guaymas Basin. The exhibition also features a 22-foot tall painting, Progenitor, inspired by Rutstein’s descent 2,200 meters to the ocean floor at Guaymas Basin. Among other works, she will exhibit a large banner mural at the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

Rutstein will participate in lectures, panels and public engagements in Georgia throughout the year, including at the upcoming a2Ru 2018 national conference, “Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability” hosted by University of Georgia, Nov 1-3.

Progenitor III, 66x108 | Acrylic On Canvas

ABOUT THE AWARD:

The Delta Visiting Chair, established by University of Georgia’s Willson Center through the support of The Delta Air Lines Foundation, hosts outstanding global scholars, intellectuals and artists who engage with the UGA community. Through lectures, seminars and programs, they present global problems by addressing pressing contemporary questions about the economy, society, and the environment with a focus on how the arts can impact major contemporary issues. Its first honoree was Alice Walker in 2015.

The chair is founded upon the legacy of the Delta Prize for Global Understanding, which from 1997-2011 was presented to individuals – including Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, and Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter – whose initiatives promoted world peace by advancing understanding and cooperation among cultures and nations. For more information:https://deltachair.uga.edu/

To see full press release, click here

RUTSTEIN’S WORK FEATURED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Rutstein’s work was featured in the Wall Street Journal’s “Cliche-free Guide to Santa Fe” with Form & Concept Gallery.
For more information contact: frankr@formandconcept.center 

EXHIBITION AT CHATAUQUA INSTITUTION

 

CHATAUQUA INSTITUTION
TIES THAT BIND

Fowler-Kellog Art Center
Chatauqua, NY

June 24 – July 17, 2018

Artist Reception June 24, 3-5pm

Curated by Erika Diamond, this exhibition draws together contemporary artists whose works depict the structural intricacy and metaphorical connectivity of Lace.

For more information: chq.org/season/arts-entertainment/visual-arts/exhibitions