About the Gallery
Lee Rubenstein, together with his children Beth Rubenstein ‘77, Barton Rubenstein ‘81, and Amy Rubenstein ’84, are the benefactors of the annual Daryl Reich Rubenstein Guest Artist program to honor the memory of Lee's late wife, Daryl.
Daryl was passionate about the arts, curated many exhibits at Sidwell Friends and other galleries and museums, including "Max Weber: Prints and Color Variations" at the Smithsonian Institution. Daryl also wrote many articles for art magazines. Her catalogue raisonné of Max Weber's graphic prints was published by the University of Chicago Press and later reissued in digital format.
This program was established in 1981 by Lee Rubenstein, who was a member of the Sidwell Friends Board of Trustees. Since its inception, more than 30 nationally recognized guest artists have exhibited at Sidwell Friends and shared their life's work and talents with students, faculty, and other art lovers.
Rubenstein Gallery Guest Artist Program
The Rubenstein Gallery Guest Artist Program this year features works from the four recognized artists in the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.
Alison Elizabeth Taylor was raised in Las Vegas and currently resides in Brooklyn. Alison is well-known for reinvigorating the Renaissance craft of marquetry, or intarsia wood inlay, and mashes marquetry and paint in unprecedented ways creating a new perspective on painting. She received her M.F.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts.
Louie Palu is a Canadian-born award winning documentary photographer whose work examines social and political issues such as human rights, conflict, and poverty. Louie graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design University.
Sedrick Huckaby is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and received his BFA from Boston University and MFA from Yale. His artwork is inspired by his family, faith, and African-American heritage. His project, the 99%, is a series of lithographs that depict people from his neighborhood.
Jefferson Pinder is a Chicago based video/performance artist who seeks to find black identity through the most dynamic circumstances. Inspired by soundtracks, Jefferson utilizes hypnotic popular music and surreal performances to underscore themes dealing with Afro-Futurism, physical endurance and blackness. Jefferson received his BA in Theatre and MFA in Mixed Media from the University of Maryland. He also studied at the Asolo Theatre Conservatory in Sarasota, Florida.