FIRST VIOLIN | An Octave of Prints
Artist Patty Rosenblatt
October 12 - November 9 . 2019
Jane Deering Gallery . 19 Pleasant Street . Gloucester MA

Earth, air and water are the materials Rosenblatt uses to grapple with the complexity of time.

First Violin: An Octave of Prints is a series of eight images which grew out of a commission from the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in which the artist was asked to make a sculptural piece using an unfinished violin. Inspired by a relished theory — which posits that clay is the substance from which all life on earth first sprang — Rosenblatt chose to submerge the violin in a well of wet clay and allow time to alter the submerged instrument. The resulting series of prints capture the various stages of transformation.

Patty Rosenblatt studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.  She earned a BA from Goucher College and and MA from Boston College.  In 2007 she was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship by the Santa Fe Art Institute. Currently, she is an Advisor to Manship Artists Residency and Studios (MARS), Gloucester MA; and served from 1999-2013 on the Advisory Board of the Aidekman Art Gallery, Tufts University.  Rosenblatt has exhibited widely throughout the northeast region.  Her work is in numerous public and private collections. The artist maintains a studio on Cape Ann.

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