Rebecca Rutstein 2018

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Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

REBECCA RUTSTEIN Hidden From View June 1 - August 11, 2018

SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART 2004 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City MO 64108 816.221.2626


Philadelphia based artist, Rebecca Rutstein, explores abstraction inspired by her interest in geology, microbiology, marine science and the undercurrents that continually shape the physical world. Her paintings incorporate structural networks that articulate patterns found in nature, data, maps, micro and macro, handmade and mechanized, linear and solid. These visual experiences shed light on places and processes normally hidden from view and engage the viewer with a heightened connection to these enigmatic worlds. Most recently Rustein has collaborated with scientists onboard research vessels working with sonar mapping data of the ocean floor. In November, she will travel with a scientific expedition from the University of Georgia to the Gulf of California, off the Coast of Mexico. Rustein will have the rare opportunity to travel to the ocean floor in the submersible “Alvin”. There she will have the unique opportunity to see first-hand the network of organisms that communicate through the phenomenon of bioluminescence. In 2018–19, she will be Visiting Chair for the University of Georgia with a solo exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art. With over 25 solo exhibitions, Rebecca Rutstein has exhibited widely in museums, institutions and galleries throughout the United States and is the recipient of numerous awards. Her work is in the public collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Temple University, Johns Hopkins Hospital & Albert Einstein College of Medicine, among others. Rutstein holds a BFA from Cornell University (with study abroad in Rome) and an MFA from University of Pennsylvania. She has been a visiting artist at museums and universities across the US and enjoys speaking about the intersection of art and science.


Cumulonimbus III Acrylic on Canvas 48” x 48”


Cumulonimbus III (detail) 4.

GALAPAGOS VI Acrylic on Canvas 48” x 48”


GALAPAGOS VI (detail) 6.

Guayas I Acrylic on Canvas 48” x 48”


Guayas I (detail) 8.

Hidden From View II Acrylic on Canvas 48” x 48”


Hidden From View II (detail) 10.

Under the Stars Acrylic on Canvas 24” x 24”


Cure for Pain Acrylic on Canvas 24” x 24” 12.

Portal Acrylic on Canvas 36” x 36”


Portal (detail) 14.

Hidden From View I Acrylic on Canvas 48” x 48”


Hidden From View I (detail) 16.

SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART | 2004 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108 816.221.2626 |

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