Saturday morning, June 17th, exhibiting artist Heather Bause-Rubinstein and her husband, writer Raphael Rubinstein will host a special Artist Talk at DVAA.
Heather Bause-Rubinstein and Raphael Rubinstein
Saturday, June 17th, 11 AM
The husband-wife duo has collaborated on projects, including “Schema: World as Diagram,” currently on view at Marlborough Gallery in New York, which showcases over 100 artworks by more than fifty artists working within the diagrammatic style in painting. They have also worked on “The Miraculous: Houston” (2017), a public art installation at the University of Houston, and “Under Erasure” (2018-2019), an exhibition co-curated with over 80 artists and writers at Pierogi Gallery in New York.
The Rubinsteins divide their time between Callicoon and New York City.
RAPHAEL RUBINSTEIN is a New York-based writer, art critic, and poet. He has written several books, including “The Turn to Provisionality in Contemporary Art: Negative Work” (2023), “The Miraculous” (2014), and “A Geniza” (2015). He is known for editing the anthology “Critical Mess: Art Critics on the State of their Practice” and for his articles on provisional painting. Raphael’s poetry has been published in various places, such as Grand Street, Fence, Harper’s Magazine, and Best American Poetry 2015.
From 1997 to 2007, he worked as a senior editor at Art in America and continues to contribute as a contributing editor. In 2002, he received the Chevalier award in the Order of Arts and Letters from the French government. In 2010, his blog “The Silo” won a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and received the Best Blog Award of Excellence from the International Association of Art Critics in 2014.
Raphael also writes a monthly column called “The Miraculous: New York” for The Brooklyn Rail. He has published chapters from his book about the Egyptian-Jewish poet Edmond Jabès in Bomb Magazine, Jacket2, and The Fortnightly Review.
HEATHER BAUSE-RUBINSTEIN creates abstract paintings on found materials and reclaimed domestic textiles. The resulting pieces come together quilt-like, with the intense layering of paint and fabric, interwoven with textures and thread. She sources materials from thrift stores: household linens, crochets, cheap designer scarves, and women’s business jackets, often favoring fabrics made in the 1970s and 1980s, the period of the artist’s childhood.
The exhibition title, “High Tide,” refers to the summer of 2022 when Rubinstein was confined to bed for many months with a broken ankle. Unable to work in her studio and inspired by her view of the Harlem and Hudson Rivers, she began making paintings on the pages of wallpaper sample books. This opened a new direction in the artist’s work, a return to painting with oil on canvas. “High Tide” includes one of these wallpaper books and several new paintings.
Bause-Rubinstein received a BFA and MFA in Painting and Art History from the University of Houston. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in New York, Houston, and beyond. Rubinstein’s work as an artist, designer, and teacher has been recognized with several grants, including the Artist as Entrepreneur grant from the Bronx Museum and two City Artist Corps Grants from the City of New York. She was also awarded the National Graphic Design Award and an American Advertising Award.