ON AN ARTIST'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR MATERIALS...
The grit and force that characterize the artworks in Eretai bespeak the artists' larger surroundings, the environment they inhabit beyond the studio as well as within. -- Peter Frank
Join us for a stimulating evening of art and discussion with Eretai artist David Rabinowitch, RAM curator Kathryn Poindexter, and celebrated art critic Peter Frank, on Wednesday, February 29th. FREE to the public, doors open at 5:30 p.m. with talk held from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments and no-host wine bar will be provided.
David Rabinowitch, whose sculptures and drawings in the exhibition date from 1965, was a contemporary of numerous influential artists within the realms of minimalist and post modern art from the 1970s onward. Appointed a Guggenheim Fellow in 1973, Rabinowitch has held solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Galerie National du Jeu de Paume in Paris, and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, amongst many others. He has major works in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Museum of France, and the National Gallery of Canada. Rabinowitch was also a professor in the Graduate School of Sculpture at Yale University and retains his Professor Emeritus status at Kunst Academy Dusseldorf in Germany.
Peter Frank is the former Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum; he is currently an editor for the Huffington Post and Associate Editor for Fabrik magazine. He began writing for the Village Voice newspaper in New York in the 1970s and has curated over a dozen shows around the world including 19 Artists - Emergent Americans for the 1981 Exxon National Exhibition mounted at the Guggenheim Museum.
The discussion this evening will explore Rabinowitch's multifarious influences and bodies of work, as well as the artist's relationship to a diverse range of mediums and materials within the context of art history.
Exhibition catalogs featuring essays by Peter Frank and Kathryn Poindexter will be available for purchase and signing in limited quantities.