Heather Bause-Rubinstein | High Tide
On View May 13th – June 25th
Opening Reception: May 13th, 4–6 PM
Artist Talk scheduled for Saturday, June 17th
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.
Rubinstein divides her time between Callicoon and New York City. She 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.
The activities of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance are made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.