June 1, 2018 – August 11, 2018
Jeanette Pasin Sloan: Reflections
Hendrikje Kühne and Beat Klein : Places to Remember
Rebecca Rutstein : Hidden From View
Jeanette Pasin Sloan: Reflections
“I consider these objects to be what is real, what we can hold onto in life, but in the reflections there remains what we do not know, the mysterious, that which is unsettling and perhaps chaotic. I’ve always thought that my best work was right on the edge of disorder. I think it’s as much about disorder as it is about harmony and balance.”
- Jeanette Pasin Sloan
Jeanette Pasin Sloan takes visible reality as a starting point for her paintings, drawings and prints. She auditions primarily domestic objects; silvered cups or bowls, with curved reflective surfaces, to be the actors on her up-close fantastically patterned stage sets. With close cropping and careful manipulation, Pasin Sloan’s complicated compositions subtly pull the viewer in and add to both the sense of reality and abstraction in her tour de force works of art. Originally from Chicago, Pasin Sloan now lives in Santa Fe, NM and the cactus and flowers of the desert have become perfectly integrated with the cool reflections and pattern in her newest work.
Jeanette Pasin Sloan is also a prolific printmaker who has published numerous editioned works with Landfall Press over the past 35 years. Pasin Sloan’s work can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, Cleveland Museum of Art, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C., Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, Kansas City Art Institute, School of Design, Kansas City, Missouri, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin , Minneapolis Institute of Arts , National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. , New York Public Library , David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago , Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana , Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut , to name a few.
Hendrikje Kühne and Beat Klein: Places to Remember
Swiss artist duo Hendrikje Kühne and Beat Klein create intricate, multilayered collage compositions mining their vast collection of art postcards and posters as source material. Their passion for collage, with its distinctive elements of visual dissection and physical assembly uses materials carefully chosen not only for pattern or color, but also for meaning encoded from the history of art. The sense of place in their work is charged with observational sharpness and humor and the resulting astonishment of detail is panoramic in its sweep.
Kühne and Klein were educated at the College of Art and Design in Basel, Switzerland. They have been producing artwork collaboratively since 1998. Solo exhibitions and installations of their art have been held recently at the Deiglan Art Gallery, Akureyri, North Iceland; Graf & Schelble Galerie, Basel; and the Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York City. Their work is held in a variety of international public, private and corporate collections, including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Microsoft Art Collection and Zurich’s city art collection. Veterans of numerous artist residency programs, Kühne and Klein were awarded the Emmy Gifford Fellowship for their 2012 stay at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska.
Rebecca Rutstein: Hidden From View
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 Rutstein 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.