On Display: EveNSteve’s newest piece is Steve’s largest artwork ever at 30 feet long featuring scenes from the amazing Rokeby Museum, a National Historic Landmark and part of the Underground Railroad in Vermont.
“The result is a work of art that reaches back into history and pulls it into the present,” describes curator and art critic Ric Kasini Kadour. “It is grand and epic, rich with detail that encourages the viewer to pause and look slowly and consider the past and what it means to the present.”
Kadour elaborates: “Great art demands that we slow down and look and ponder, three things contemporary life rarely allows us to do. The Rokeby photograph is a near perfect example of how contemporary art can pick up the unfinished work of history and speak to us in the present.”
We’ve been lucky to work on this project with Ric Kasini Kadour, curator of Contemporary Art at Rokeby. I LOVE that Ric is fostering this engagement and dialogue between contemporary art and historic sites. Also, I just love Ric. He’s awesome, and I’m pretty sure he never sleeps. Check out some of his many exciting enterprises here: kasinihouse.com
I’ve been reading all kinds of writing that Ric has been sending to me which comes from the history of the homestead: diary entries, letters, essays. Although the writings on our previous two artworks were works of fiction, this one will draw from actual texts from Rokeby’s history.
Come check out the finished monumental artwork while it is on display at Rokeby Museum from May 19- June 16… or -even better- come say hi when we are there too at one of the following events:
Rokeby Museum Dates:
May 4— The Birds Song Sound: A Spring Fundraiser for Contemporary Art at the Rokeby Museum 3-5 PM
May 19— Gallery Talk by Artist Stephen Schaub. Rokeby 2019 Season Opening Day
Manchester Vermont Dates:
June 22nd— Gallery Reception at Helmholz Fine Art in Manchester, Vermont. The artwork Rokeby will be on display from June 22 – June 29th. Opening reception June 22nd from 5-7PM.
I’m gonna go ahead and say this is the largest photograph in New England. Who’s gonna stop me?