THE SILO is an arts space, gallery and bookstore created by New York-based art critic and writer Raphael Rubinstein and visual artist Heather Bause Rubinstein. THE SILO aims to present an inclusive, non-hierarchical 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.
THE SILO: Living with Art gallery space resides in a restored 1800s’ farmhouse, outside the historic town of Milanville, Pennsylvania, which sits across the Delaware River from Narrowsburg and Callicoon, New York, in the Pocono Mountains and about 2 hours’ drive northwest of Manhattan.
Situated in the Upper Delaware River Valley, THE SILO joins a growing cultural infrastructure of the Northeastern Pennsylvania and Catskills Region, which includes projects such as Mildred’s Lane in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania; the Unclebrother Kitchen and Gallery in Hancock, New York; One Grand Books in Narrowsburg, New York and the Highlights Foundation Workshop and Retreats in Boyds Mills, PA. In addition to its farmhouse location, THE SILO is accessible through its website and participates in selected art fairs. A small press named Nonprofessional Experiments publishes catalogues, artist books and literary works.
THE SILO: Living with Art takes inspiration from various sources, incorporating the theoretical framework used to create Raphael’s award-winning blog, “The Silo,” (a revisionist art-historical dictionary) 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.
596 Boyds Mills Rd, Milanville PA 18443
321 West 11th Street #10, New York, NY 10014
Heather + Raphael Rubinstein
Phone: 917 – 740 – 9249