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Marcy Rosenblat

Born in: 1957

United States

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Marcy Rosenblat is an American abstract process painter. Her paintings and prints are layered, colorful and complex. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Rosenblat earned her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1981, and her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010. She received a grant from the Women’s Art Development Committee in 1998. She taught painting at Parsons School of Design from 1986 to 1989, and since 1995 has been an Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. Rosenblat describes herself as having an affinity for process art, a method of art making in which predetermined systems and techniques largely determine the outcome of the work. The textured appearance of her paintings emanates from the intervention of common household products such as paper towels during the painting process. To begin each painting, she lays the canvas flat on a moveable easel then pours paint onto the surface. She then tilts the easel in predetermined ways, turning it then tilting it again, allowing the paint to drip down the surface. She then presses the paper towels or other textured products into the wet paint. The pressing leaves behind the imprint of the surface of the textured product, while simultaneously revealing the under layers of paint. It is a process of covering and revealing. Meanwhile, each successive layer of paint drips onto the sides of the canvas, so that in the end all colors used in the painting can be discovered on the periphery, even though some of them may have ultimately been obscured or removed from the surface. Marcy Rosenblat is inspired by the idea of revelation and obfuscation—what we see versus what is hidden from us. She wants viewers to see her final product as a finished phenomenon, but also wants to offer them a chance to peek behind the curtain, so to speak. Each layer of paint is like a veil, through which viewers can see the inner workings of her craft. She is inspired by the idea that this will invite people to look more closely at things. Rosenblat is also inspired by the patterns she sees on ordinary surfaces, especially those not usually related to painting. That was the genesis of her choice to start using paper towels in her work, and in the same vein she often photographs the surfaces of the ground, the street, and objects she sees in the store then uses those photographs to create textures and patterns that will serve as layers of color in her paintings and prints. Marcy Rosenblat has exhibited extensively, especially in and around New York City. Selected exhibitions include Fordham University, Galerie Berlin am Meer, The Rawls Museum, and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. Her work has also been featured on Hyperallergic.
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Marcy Rosenblat, New wave, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

New wave, 2016
48 x 48 inch
Painting

$7,433

Marcy Rosenblat, Blue Netting, Print

Marcy Rosenblat

Blue Netting, 2017
22 x 18.1 inch
Print

$764

Marcy Rosenblat, Blue Line and Stars, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Blue Line and Stars, 2016
35.8 x 35.8 inch
Painting

$4,237

Marcy Rosenblat, Blue View, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Blue View, 2016
35.8 x 35.8 inch
Painting

$4,237

Marcy Rosenblat, Moonscape, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Moonscape, 2015
16.1 x 16.1 inch
Painting

$973

Marcy Rosenblat, Crop, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Crop, 2015
24 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,945

Marcy Rosenblat, Blue Shift, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Blue Shift, 2017
24 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,945

Marcy Rosenblat, Blue Netting, Print

Marcy Rosenblat

Blue Netting, 2017
22 x 18.1 inch
Print

$764

Marcy Rosenblat, Witness, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Witness, 2015
35.8 x 35.8 inch
Painting

$4,237

Marcy Rosenblat, Gray Curtain Wall, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Gray Curtain Wall, 2015
35.8 x 35.8 inch
Painting

$4,237

Marcy Rosenblat, Blue Line and Stars, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Blue Line and Stars, 2016
35.8 x 35.8 inch
Painting

$4,237

Marcy Rosenblat, Bellow, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Bellow, 2017
48 x 48 inch
Painting

$7,433

Marcy Rosenblat, Gray Center, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Gray Center, 2015
48 x 48 inch
Painting

$7,433

Marcy Rosenblat, Pillar, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Pillar, 2016
48 x 48 inch
Painting

$7,433

Marcy Rosenblat, Reveal, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Reveal, 2016
48 x 48 inch
Painting

$7,433

Marcy Rosenblat, Pale White Light, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Pale White Light, 2017
48 x 48 inch
Painting

$7,433

Marcy Rosenblat, Netting, Print

Marcy Rosenblat

Netting, 2016
22 x 18.1 inch
Print

$764

Marcy Rosenblat, Frayed Edge, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Frayed Edge, 2015
16.1 x 16.1 inch
Painting

$973

Marcy Rosenblat, New Day, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

New Day, 2015
16.1 x 16.1 inch
Painting

$973

Marcy Rosenblat, Fold, Painting

Marcy Rosenblat

Fold, 2016
16.1 x 16.1 inch
Painting

$973

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