June 8 to August 25, 2018
Israeli born, St. Louis-based artist Edo Rosenblith will guide COCA visitors of all ages in creating a site-specific mural, blurring the distinction between artist and audience. Inspired by Rosenblith’s signature black and white wall drawings, the mural will reflect the thoughts, ideas, opinions and expectations expressed through collective visual impressions on COCA’s Millstone Gallery walls. Let Me Help You Make A Mural serves as a visual call and response that evolves over time, where the audience is invited to join the artist in creating a mural. The exhibition marks Rosenblith’s first time-based and community-collaborative work.
Curated by Yvonne Osei, Curator in Residence at COCA, the intention of this exhibition is to dissolve the boundaries between the artist’s private studio and the gallery space, inviting the public to become active participants in both the production and consumption of art.
Meet the Artist
Catch Edo Rosenblith at COCA on the following dates:
- COCA Community Open House: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11am-1pm
- Drawing Marathon: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 2-4pm
- Drawing Marathon: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2-4pm
- Exhibition Closing Reception: Friday, August 24, 2018, 5:30-8pm
Presented by The Arthur & Helen Baer Charitable Foundation
With additional support from The Millstone Foundation, Missouri Arts Council, Regional Arts Commission and the Arts and Education Council.
About The Artist
Edo Rosenblith was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and spent most of his life in the United States. Rosenblith received his BFA in painting in 2011 at the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA in Visual Art at Washington University-St. Louis in 2017.
Rosenblith has exhibited throughout St. Louis, at The Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis; The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis, Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis; The Luminary Center for the Arts; Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts; Des Lee Gallery and The Millitzer Gallery. Rosenblith has exhibited nationally at the So What Space Gallery in Brooklyn, New York; The International Print Center, New York; The Elmhurst Museum, Chicago and internationally, at Jenifer Nails Gallery in Frankfurt and in Weserburg Museum in Bremen, Germany.
In 2011, Rosenblith began a blog: http://edosdrawingeveryday.tumblr.com posting one page from his sketchbook everyday for two years. These sketches became the content of his first book, PINK, published by Fort Gondo Press in 2013. In 2017, Rosenblith illustrated a chapbook for New York-based poet Paul Legault entitled “What Dorothea Did” published by Dikembe Press. Rosenblith’s work has been featured in Keep Eyes Magazine, All The Art Quarterly and New American Paintings. In 2017 he was a finalist for the Great Rivers Biennial at CAM as well as the winner of the Cité Internationale des Arts residency in Paris from Washington University. Other awards include the Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, the Yvette and John Dubinsky Scholarship, Washington University’s Danforth Scholar, the Regional Arts Commission Artist Support Grant, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation “Power of Art” Grant, P. Buckley Moss Foundation Grant for Children’s Education and Florence-Leif Peers Grant for Painters.