Lauren Rosenblum: New Works

A Solo Exhibition at Hersh Fine Art, May 16-July 31, 2015

 

Glen Cove, NY–Hersh Fine Art is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of paintings on fabric by Huntington artist Lauren Rosenblum. The exhibition will be on view from May 16-July 31, 2015. The artist will be present for an opening reception on Saturday, May 16, from 6pm to 8pm.

Combining a fine art aesthetic with fiber art as a medium, Lauren Rosenblum’s fiber paintings elevate what would typically be considered craft to a fine art status. Hersh Fine Art’s upcoming exhibit pays homage to a career that cannot be defined with one word, as the work represented brings into unity the many facets of Ms. Rosenblum’s creative talents and interests. As a master painter, textile designer, muralist and quilter, she deftly and skillfully transitions between each part of herself, defying categorization and drawing from all aspects of her varied background.

Ms. Rosenblum’s experience as a muralist and figurative painter informs her use of color, allowing her to paint images that are simultaneously rich and subtle, much the same way that Edward Steichen’s monochrome photographs give an illusion of resplendent color. The synergy of paint, dyes, textiles, and yarn interwoven into the fiber paintings offers an original interpretation of her subject matter. Using inspiration such as flowers, trees, and other garden motifs, organic materials translate other organic materials, forming a union between the craft and the image depicted.

Ms. Rosenblum’s early love of quilting began with traditional designs and she quickly began dyeing her own fabric with fiber reactive dyes, silk screen and shibori techniques. This gained her notoriety in the field of quilting. She continues developing techniques, dyeing the fabric and removing the color for painterly effects. Studying classical drawing and painting has made a deep impact on her work. She navigates the cloth the way the Impressionists handled landscape–with movement, strokes, rhythm, harmony and a sense of texture.
Residing on Long Island, New York, Ms. Rosenblum is currently an art instructor at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, along with running her business Lauren Rosenblum Decorative Designs. She has studied at FIT, Art Students League, Stevenson Academy of Art and Long Island Academy of Art.

This exhibition will run from May 16-July 31, 2015, with a gallery reception on May 16 from 6-8pm. For details please refer to www.hershfineart.com or contact Rebecca Forster at 516-590-4324 or info@liafa.com.