RED ROVER’s next installation by Rosalynn and Adam Rothstein debuts Saturday August 13th at the Alberta Street Fair
August 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
Join Art on Alberta in viewing its mobile art gallery, RED ROVER, during Alberta Street Fair on Northeast Alberta Street this Saturday, August 13, 2011. Each month the trailer presents artwork from local artists. This month’s featured artists, Rosalynn and Adam Rothstein, will showcase a moving fabric installation in the unique space on public display through August.
- WHO: Rosalynn and Adam Rothstein
- WHAT: Moving fabric installation
- WHEN: Alberta Street Fair
August 13, 2011, 11am to 7pm
- WHERE: Art on Alberta’s RED ROVER, a mobile art gallery
Alberta Main Street
1722 Northeast Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
The Rothsteins constructed fabric tunnels from the gallery windows to view an interior installation powered by atomic clocks and made of re-purposed materials. This unique installation in the RED ROVER roving gallery space may be viewed during Alberta Street Fair (11:00 am to 7:00 pm) at 1722 Northeast Alberta Street. Later that evening, the gallery will then move to Yakuza Lounge located at 5411 Northeast 30th Avenue. Thereafter, the exhibit may be seen at Multnomah Arts Center on August 20, and finally through August 30 on Northeast 19th Avenue between Going and Wygant Streets.
This installation is made of entirely reused materials except for the fasteners (duct tape and zip ties) and batteries. Both artists place a high degree of importance on using re-used or re-purposed materials in their artworks. The artists seek to inspire a high degree of interactivity from the viewer with their pieces, whether that interactivity is tactile or conceptual. As such, they both believe in the importance of utilizing re-used or found materials in order to heighten the degree to which the audience can engage in the discussion of resource management.
Rosalynn Rothstein lives in Portland and grew up in New York. Her father worked at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and one of her first memories is drawing cats and flowers in a Pratt studio. She studied at the Parsons School for Art and Design during high school and continued her study of art at Grinnell College where she earned a B.A. in comparative literature. She supplements her current work for the city of Portland with hobbies, including rebuilding smashed objects in Jello, crocheting, knitting and baking, for which she received several blue ribbons at the Oregon State Fair. Recently her study of the Sogetsu school of Ikebana and volunteering at SCRAP has been a strong influence and developing force on her paintings and sculpture.
Adam Rothstein is involved in production, the space and time of which is certainly having some brutal times. Those who involve themselves in the enjoyment of making things are feeling pressure from the quarters of those who cannot spare energies, material and monies for such futile pursuits as production. He lives and works in Portland, Oregon and enjoys drawing trees.
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