An installation of printed, painted, and carved wood panels by Rochelle Rubinstein with collaborative book works by Nessa Rapoport and Rochelle Rubinstein.

On View

March 11 – July 11, 2008


Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 5:30-7:30 PM

Initially inspired by the huge, intricately detailed Aztec codex books, Marginalia, an installation of hundreds of wood panels, is a gentle assault on fundamentalism. While appreciating the ritual and beauty within diverse historical religious texts and images, Rubinstein also challenges their dogma and rigidity.

About the Artist
Rochelle Rubinstein is a Toronto-based printmaker, painter, fabric and book artist. Canadian born, she studied art in Toronto at York University, Ontario College of Art, Central Technical School and Three Schools of Art and in New York City at School of Visual Art and Stern College.
In Toronto she is represented by Loop Gallery and Fran Hill Gallery, where her solo exhibitions are held regularly. In addition, her work was exhibited in such diverse places as the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Aras Eanna Art Centre in Ireland; the McMaster Museum of Art, Open Studio, Royal Ontario Museum and Chinese Cultural Centre in Canada, the Jerusalem Theatre gallery in Israel, and the Print Triennial in Estonia.

Rubinstein has completed several artist residencies at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Aras Eanna Art Centre in Ireland, Women’s Studio Workshop in New York State, and the Print Gallery in Canada.

Her work can be found in public collections such as the New York Public Library, Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, and the Hospital for Sick Children and Canada Council Art Bank, Toronto.

As a community arts facilitator, her workshops involving groups such as battered women, people with eating disorders, and youth at risk, are based upon many of the methods that are central to her own artistic practice: drawing, printmaking, sewing and bookmaking.

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