The National Arts
Club will present Soul Memories by
multi-award winning artist Rosalyn Engelman.
The exhibition opens with a private reception
Friday, January 16th, 2009, from 6 to 8pm. In
addition to new works, the show will include the
installation Dry Tears and a selection of
paintings lent by collectors.
Rosalyn Engelman, an Abstract Expressionist, has
been exhibiting her artwork, beginning at five
years old with a show in the family dining room.
She turned to sculpture about the same time.
Growing up Engelman knew that art would be the
major thrust of her life. She enrolled in the
art program at CCNY. She received a Master’s
Degree in Museum Studies and Asian Art from the
University of Rochester. Spring 2008, Ms.
Engelman had the distinction of having
simultaneous solo exhibitions in New York City
at Gallery 440, SoHo, and at the Hebrew Union
College Museum. Earlier in the year, she
exhibited at the Museum of South Texas, Corpus
Christi. She participated in the 2007
Biennale Intemazionale Dell’Arte
Contemporanea-Citie di Firenze and has been
invited to return for the 2009 exhibition.
When: Friday, January 16, 2009 – 6 to
Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York City
In compliance with the policy of The
National Arts Club, please do not wear denim
In the words of
“These paintings mirror the passage of time.
They are painted to music, and the brushstrokes
have their tempo. Often incandescent hues
flicker and shine as stasis and motion co-exist
as the viewer moves.”
In 2005, Charlotta
Kotik, Curator of Contemporary Art at the
described Rosalyn Engelman as “the painter’s
painter.” In analyzing Engelman’s work, Mrs.
Kotik wrote, “She does not set out to paint a
specific scene; rather, through an uncanny
understanding of the given features of a
specific place, such as the quality of light or
the predominance of a particular color, she
confronts us with the visualization of the
precise effect of that place.”
Ed McCormack, Gallery & Studio magazine
wrote about Echo Sonata, “Standing
before Engelman’s huge canvases, one almost has
the feeling of being present at that precise
moment in the history of civilization when form
morphed into sign and written language was born.”
Michel Cox Witmer, Board Member of The European
Fine Art Fair: “Her paintings convey the
spectacular combination of serious, stimulating
depth while retaining a sense of meaningful
Note: The exhibition will be on view until
February 13th. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday
and Fridays: 10-12pm and 3-5pm. Tuesdays: 2 5pm