An evening with visual artist, Rosalyn Engelman, exploring her life and creative process through film, music, and conversation. The 70-minute program includes the documentary film Rosalyn Engelman: The Color of Memory, the artist in conversation with BPAC director Ted Altschuler, and Nocturnes by Chopin, Faure and Lowell Liebermann performed by pianist David Shimoni. At the end, join us for a toast to the triptych Nocturnes, which Rosalyn Engelman generously donated to BPAC.
Rosalyn Engelman has just been awarded with International Award Francisco Goya. This prize is for the artists that are worth for their artistic merit, and it is also one of the most prestigious art awards awarded in the heart of Barcelona.
When I look at these paintings, I see paint on paint,
color on color, pigment over pigment.
Color is coming forward, but receding.
Color is trying to come out.
It's a force of its own, yet it can't quite make it to the surface.
These strokes, I just find so beautiful, so pronounced. By layering, they take control of the eye. They guide the eye with subtle, overlapping textures.
This is, to me, a visual and abstract representation of memory itself.
Because layering is what memory is, in a sense.
One memory; one experience on top of the other. Always trying to reach the surface.
Memories are not everything we are, they are not all we experience and perceive.
They are only a part of us. But they are built, one on top of the other.
Just as life is, essentially, just an accumulation of experiences, of memories, one on top of the other.
Layering. Some reaching the surface, while others trapped beneath.
All of t...