TESS RUBINSTEIN

A JUG OF WINE, A TABLE IN THE SUN


SOLO EXHIBIT | JUNE 8 - JULY 13, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JUNE 8th 5-8pm



This June, Bay-area artist Tess Rubinstein returns to Stephanie Chefas Projects with her latest collection of work: A Jug of Wine, a Table in the Sun. Drawing from a well of personal inspiration and shared symbolism, Rubinstein renders moments of pure joy in their simplest forms: a stretch in the sunlight, a ripe pear, an afternoon in the shade, a tender conversation. As such, she honors the sacred and subtle--but nevertheless revelatory--sensations we cultivate from overlooked and everyday experiences.  

The power of womanhood holds a central place in Rubinstein's work, and her latest output is no exception. Exploring the connection between women with their inner selves and their environments, she transforms physical figures into permeable abstractions, thereby creating an exchange between internal and external experiences. To capture a palpable feeling of the senses, Rubinstein employs emotive colors like the soft purple hue of dusk or the warm golden hue of sunshine on skin. Ultimately, the work encourages a nurturing of the self, the environment, and above all else, the present moment. 

Sit down. Feel the warmth. Take a sip. 

The opening reception for A Jug of Wine, A Table in the Sun will be held at Stephanie Chefas Projects on Saturday, June 8th from 5-8pm. Stephanie Chefas Projects is located in Portland, Oregon at 305 SE 3rd Avenue on the second floor of the Urban Row building. The exhibition will be on view through July 13th, 2019 and is free and open to the public. 

ABOUT TESS RUBINSTEIN

Hailing from a foggy mountain in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tess Rubinstein (b. 1994) received her BFA from the Pacific Northwest college of Art (PNCA) in 2017. Her practice is focused on slow culture, using print, digital media, and surface design to create approachable and at times functional art. Rubinstein has exhibited her art in Portland, Oregon and abroad. In addition to her gallery work, she has been featured in Taproot Magazine, Bitch Media, Juxtapoz Magazine, and Orange Coast Magazine. Tess Rubinstein currently lives and works in Northern California.

 

 
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Blueness

acrylic on canvas

30 x 24 inches

SOLD

 

 
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Citrus Shade

acrylic on canvas

24 x 18 inches

$600

 

 
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Blood Moon

acrylic on canvas

24 x 18 inches

$600

 

 
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And Then I Ate Dirt

acrylic on canvas

24 x 18 inches

SOLD

 

 
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You Chirp, I Hum

acrylic on canvas

24 x 18 inches

$600

 

 
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Dreamtime

acrylic on canvas

18 x 32 inches

$750

 

 
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Spring Hymn

acrylic on canvas

18 x 32 inches

$750

 

 
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Maize

acrylic on canvas

24 x 18 inches

$600

 

 
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Honey Dawn

acrylic on canvas

24 x 18 inches

$600

 

 
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Song of Languid Shade

acrylic on canvas

20 x 16 inches

SOLD

 

 
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Soft Lonesome

acrylic on canvas

20 x 16 inches

SOLD

 

 
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Daffodil

acrylic on canvas

16 x 16 inches

SOLD

 

 
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Bloom I

gouache on paper

16 x 12 inches (framed)

SOLD

 

 
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Bloom II

gouache on paper

16 x 12 inches (framed)

SOLD

 

 
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Bloom III

gouache on paper

16 x 12 inches (framed)

SOLD