Rachel Moore

Executive Director & Director of Exhibitions
Helen Day Art Center
2017 Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell
Location: Stowe, Vermont
Nationality: American
Biography: Rachel Moore is the Executive Director & Director of Exhibitions at The Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont. She has been with the Art Center since 2010, first as Independent Curator, and then as Assistant Director & Executive Curator... read on
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2017 Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell
Credits: rachel moore
Date of Work: 03/04/20 -
Updated: 03/06/20
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Enough to Divide a Room: Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell is a solo exhibition in Helen Day Art Center’s East Gallery featuring the work of Berlin-based artist Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell. Through prints and sculpture, his new work explores the fluctuation between appearance and disappearance, creating both beautifully poetic and spectral objects. The work is generated from debris and found objects of urban culture, often infused with a strong history. He uses these materials either in the work itself or as a mask or stencil, and pairs with spray paint, fabric or concrete to create new work.

The effect is surprising - the transformation from collected detritus into cleanly designed sculptures and prints creates a subtle lightness and ephemeral quality. This duality creates layers of meaning and emotion within work that explains the beauty of organized chaos.

Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell (b. Newark, NJ) is a Berlin-based artist with a BFA from The Art Institute of Boston and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2009, Ruglio-Misurell was a Fulbright Fellow in Berlin. Past residencies include Vermont Studio Center (2016), Skowhegan (2011) and Ox-Bow (2008) and recent exhibitions include a two person show at LVL3 in Chicago (2016) and a two person show at Aunt Linda in Berlin (2016). The sculptures and prints in the exhibition represent recent explorations during a residency at Heilstätte Grabowsee, an abandoned sanatorium in Oranienburg, Germany and most recently,  Mass MoCA.

“The works appear impermanent and fleeting — like a Snapchat video, and memory itself.” — Rachel Elizabeth Jones for SevenDays

Curated by Rachel Moore
Exhibition dates: September 22 - November 11, 2017
Opening Reception: September 22, 5-7pm
Artist Talk: September 22, 5:30pm

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