Alexandra Rutsch Brock
- Curatorial Projects
- Paths Of Life
- Collage Works
- Ecstasy Series
- Insomnia Series
- Self Portraits
- Paintings 2016
- Paintings 2012
- Paintings 2009 - 2010
- Paintings 2005-2006
- Paintings 2003
- Paintings 1990-2000
- E.Y.E. Erase Your Ego
- HyperAccumulators - 1/18-3/23/19
January 18, 2019 - March 23, 2019
Curated by Alexandra Rutsch Brock and Elizabeth Saperstein
Christian Bazant-Hegemark, Joseph Fucigna, Valerie Hegarty, Cary Hulbert, Lina Puerta, Erika Ranee, Dorothy Robinson, Denise Sfraga and Jeanne Tremel.
Reception: Friday, January 18, 6:30-8pm
HyperAccumulators, a group exhibition that considers how contemporary artists explore connections between nature, toxicity, and the potential for regeneration. The show is inspired by imagery and stories about “hyperaccumulators” – plants capable of growing in soils with very high concentrations of metals.
“I feel like we have become HyperAccumulators dealing with the everyday environmental and political climate we are living in,” says curator Alexandra Brock. “The artists are taking in all this – and helping us return to a better state.”
Loaded in their use of color, surface and materials, the paintings, sculpture, mixed-media and site-specific works in HyperAccumulators engulf the galleries in a vibrant, lush, and futuristic landscape.
In The Bardo
IN THE BARDONovember 30 - December 21
With Yasmeen Abdallah, Hilary Alison, Lauren Bierly, Alexi Brock, Mary DeVincentis, Mike Estabrook, Brian George, Julie Hair, Alexis Karl, Amanda Kopp, Kristen Leonard, Davi Leventhal, Leslie Lowe, Moira McCaul, Stacy Miller, Manju Shandler, Melissa Staiger, and Joyce Yamada.
OPENING: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30 at 7:00pm
VIEWING HOURS: Fridays 4:00 - 7:00pm
Saturdays +Sundays 2:00 - 5:00pm
Examining the liminal state between death and rebirth, as expressed primarily in the Bardo Thodol, known in the West as the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The bardo will be explored as an opportunity for liberation, as a source of danger, as a transition or transcendence.
ABC No Rio in Exile at 519 Evergreen Avenue
519 Evergreen Avenue (bet. Putnam + Cornelia)
*Live screenprinting at the opening! Bring your own t-shirt or tote bag!*
Exhibition supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the William Talbot Hillman Foundation.
Civil Discourse - Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized - at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do - it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”
Civil Discourse creates a visual dialogue challenging us to move beyond the historical and current divisiveness of red state/blue state politics and the turmoil our country is presently experiencing.
NYC and Atlanta artists, each pursuing a studio practice that connects in surprising ways,shift the present angry and finger-pointing discussions to one that finds common ground. Unbeknownst to these artists, the works they create are in conversation with each other. Many works are not mirror images and their relationship to one another might not be immediately evident. Civil Discourse connects these artists through imagery, treatment of subject matter, materials, technique or concept and celebrates the collective dialogue discovered in their art.
Insomnia - Julia Schwartz
Julia Schwartz mentions INSOMNIA in this powerful converstation with Mary Addison Hackett.
MAH recently caught up with Julia Schwartz on the occasion of Schwartz’s show, “tenderly cradled and lavishly flung” at Los Angeles Visitor Welcome Center, a gallery on W. 7th Street in LA. A few days later they had a frank dialogue through text messaging about family tragedy, the role of biography in understanding an artist’s work, grief, and how we process life through art. Schwartz says her chief concern is to be “an honest painter….Not necessarily a technically good painter, but honest.”
Solo Show in Los Angeles!
Thrilled and honored to be showing my work "Paths Of Life" inspired by my Patent Ductus Arteriosus surgery in 1973. I will be speaking with Dr. Enrique Ostrzega -Assoc. Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chair of the Year II Cardiovascular System at Keck School of Medicine.
Alexandra Rutsch Brock
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