THE SILO: living with art is an art gallery, arts space and bookstore created by art critic and writer Raphael Rubinstein and visual artist Heather Bause Rubinstein. THE SILO aims to present a holistic, non-hierarchical, inclusive approach to visual art and collectable objects. Works by contemporary artists are exhibited alongside global cultural artifacts, vintage furnishings, and rare books and ephemera. As well as presenting shows of emerging and established artists, The Silo also gives space to the vibrant traditions of self-taught and outsider art.
Taking inspiration from various art practices, THE SILO: Living with Art incorporates the theoretical, revisionist art historical framework used to create Raphael’s award-winning blog, “The Silo,” and Heather’s sustainability-based painting practice that involves repurposing recycled textiles. The name Living with Art intentionally echoes “Living with Pop, the 1963 performance where Sigmar Polke, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter mounted an installation of objects and paintings in a Düsseldorf furniture store. Other points of reference include William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement, Ben Vautier’s environments and Sara Penn’s gallery/shop Knobkerry.
THE SILO is located in the Pocono Mountains, across the Delaware River from Narrowsburg and Callicoon, New York.