September 9, 2016
7 PM - 11 PM
SUPPER CLUB: A New Mural by Edo Rosenblith
Supper Club is a 24 x 10 feet mural completed over the course of two summers (2015 & 2016) at TechArtista, a co-working space in The Central West End.
In Supper Club, Rosenblith presents a kind of Bizarro World version of Da Vinci’s Last Supper and Norman Rockwell’s populist Thanksgiving tableau, Freedom from Want. However, instead of creating an image of salvation or American exceptionalism, Rosenblith creates an image filled with grotesque figures that are both totally invented and based on figures from art history, contemporary pop-culture and Rosenblith’s own family and friends.
These figures surround a fourteen-foot long table, which is covered in a cornucopia-like feast. A feast overflowing with food and emblematic objects: a bust of the blind Greek poet Homer, the first great story teller of the Western canon; a large Hookah, a reference to Rosenblith’s Middle Eastern roots; and, centrally, a plate bearing a large fish, a reference to Swiss-German Artist Paul Klee’s famous painting entitled, “Around the Fish. These various visual elements create a dense horror-vacui like composition that encourages each viewer to create their own meaning from the dense visual miasma present in Supper Club.
Edo Rosenblith was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and spent much of his childhood living in various parts of America, first in New York, then Arizona, Missouri, and finally Rhode Island, where he earned his BFA in painting in 2011 at the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, Rosenblith is a graduate student at Washington University St Louis.
Rosenblith has exhibited throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area, including The Contemporary Art Museum, Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri, The Luminary Center for the Arts, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, Beverly Gallery, Des Lee Gallery, Mad Art Gallery, and the Millitzer Gallery. Rosenblith has exhibited nationally and internationally, at So What Space Gallery in Brooklyn, the International Print Center in New York, Jenifer Nails Gallery in Frankfurt and the Elmhurst Museum, in Chicago, Illinois.
In 2011, Rosenblith began posting one page of his sketch book everyday for two years on his blog (edosdrawingeveryday.tumblr.com) which became the content of PINK, a book published by Fort Gondo Press in 2013. Rosenblith’s work has been featured in Keep Eyes Magazine and New American Paintings. He is a recipient of the Regional Arts Commission Artist Support Grant, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation “Power of Art” Grant, and The P. Buckley Moss Foundation Grant for Children's Education, and The Florence-Leif Peers Grant for Painters. Rosenblith currently lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri and is currently a Danforth Scholar at Washington University’s MFA program.