About Marybeth Rothman

My work focuses on portraits of strangers combining orphaned, vintage photographs, abstract drawings and encaustic paint. This examination is motivated by a wish to reclaim these lost and forgotten souls by re-imagining their biographies. My work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the US. I am represented by Tria Gallery, New York, NY and Mark Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey. My home and studio are in New Jersey. www.marybethrothman.com

Opening Night at Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA

On the evening of October 2, 2014, Seattle gave me the most warm, wonderful and very lively opening reception for my exhibition A Curious Collection of Strangers at Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery. Here a few photos of the opening night and a video I made of the installation of the exhibition.

Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle WA. In the window left: Amelia, Right: Regarding Pearl Street. Artwork ©Marybeth Rothman

Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle WA. In the window left: Amelia, right: Regarding Pearl Street.  Artwork ©Marybeth Rothman

Pacific Northwest artist friends Left Deborah Kapoor, Elise Wagner, me, and Joan Stuart Ross

Pacific Northwest artist friends from left: Deborah Kapoor, Elise Wagner, (Marybeth Rothman)  and Joan Stuart Ross at the opening of A Curious Collection of Strangers, Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA

Left  to right: Marybeth Rothman and Fred Holmes

Marybeth Rothman and Fred Holmes at the opening of A Curious Collection of Strangers, Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA

Arthur Rothman and Marybeth Rothman the day after the opening of A Curious Collection of Strangers at Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA

Arthur Rothman and Marybeth Rothman the day after the opening of A Curious Collection of Strangers at Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA

Fred Holmes and Marybeth Rothman the day after the opening of A Curious Collection of Strangers at Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA

Fred Holmes and Marybeth Rothman the day after the opening of A Curious Collection of Strangers at Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

Thank you Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery!

Video: A Studio Visit

Artists live a rather solitary life. Eventually we leave the security of our studios and venture into the world to show our work feeling both joyful and vulnerable. This Yin and Yang model of the artist’s life has worked for me so far, until I was recently asked to make a video for for my upcoming exhibition, A Curious Collection of Strangers. My Seattle gallery, Frederick Holmes & Co. asked me to make a video speaking in front of and about my work. This on camera experience attached to the uncontrollable world-wide-web has brought me to a galactic level of feeling vulnerable.  I will share it here with you.           Please be gentle.

See You in Seattle

Twenty paintings shipped out tonight from my studio enroute to Frederick Holmes & Co. Gallery Seattle, WA for my exhibition next month, A Curious Collection of Strangers. Exhaling… Now backed to my regularly scheduled program…….painting bliss.

A Curoius Collection of Strangers on the truck heading to Seattle tonight.

A Curoius Collection of Strangers on the truck heading to Seattle tonight.

Next stop, Frederick Holmes & Co. Gallery, Seattle , WA

A Seattle Solo at Frederick Holmes and Co. Gallery

I am so happy to share with you my upcoming exhibition –

A Curious Collection of Strangers                                                                                    Frederick Holmes & Company Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art                             309 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle, WA–In Occidental Square                                October 2 – November 2, 2014                                                                                        Opening reception: First Thursday, October 2, 2014   6 -9 pm                                                      I will be at the reception.

DETAIL: Hobby Horse Literary Guild, 16×16″. ©2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild, six panels 16×96″, photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. ©2014 Marybeth Rothman

89 Seconds at Alcazar

I finally had the chance to see Eve Sussman’s 2010 film, 89 Seconds at Alcazar at the National Museum of Women in the Arts while I was in DC last week. Sussman’s compelling recreation of the Velazquez painting, Las Meninas was mesmerizing. The film depicts a seemingly one take view of the moments before all of the characters in the painting settle into place. I had to watch the film a few times before I was able to continue through the museum. This was one one of those unexpected sublime museum moments.

Las Meninas, Diego Velazquez, 1656. (image from the internet)

Las Meninas, Diego Velazquez, 1656. (image from the internet)

Summer Exhibitions Closing at Tria Gallery, NYC and Hunterdon Art Museum, NJ

The last of my summer shows are closing soon. Please stop by if you are in the neighborhood.

Swept Away at Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ, an exhibition of 30 American artists curated my Michael A. Giaquinto, will be closing Sunday, September 7, 2014.

Hama,  photo collage, encaustic and mixed media, 40x40"   ©Marybeth Rothman

Hama, photo collage, encaustic and mixed media, 40×40″ ©Marybeth Rothman

Summer Cocktail at Tria Gallery in New York, NY will be continuing through Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Lachesis ll, photo collage encaustic and mixed media

Lachesis ll, photo collage encaustic and mixed media, 40×24″ ©Marybeth Rothman

 

Summer Exhibition Closing at Lanoue Gallery, Boston , MA

The summer has flown by and the exhibitions are closing this Saturday, August 30th at Lanoue Gallery 450 Harrison Ave #31, Boston, MA. I am exhibiting work from my new series The Olshan Ballet along with new work from Jeri Eisenberg. Also closing in the gallery this weekend is Robin Lucian Beatty‘s solo show.

Odette< 0hoto collage, encaustic and mixed media, 60x32".

Odette,   60×32″                         ©2014 Marybeth Rothman

Rosamond, photo collage encaustic and mixed media, 60x32".

Rosamond,   60×32″                  ©2014 Marybeth Rothman