Marci Rubin is exhibiting this First Friday May 6th (6pm to 10pm) and Saturday 7th (12pm to 5pm) at Pen, Ink and Song, Studio 344, Flat Iron Arts Building, Chicago.
Artist Statement: My process of direct printmaking on paper with fruit and ink led me to discover a basic, raw, and primary nature of creating work. Working with fruit as a material evoked questions regarding the origins of biological cycles and phases. Utilizing fruits such as limes, grapefruits, tomatoes, apples, bananas, berries or peaches as a material source captures the essence of the fruited body and transforms them into narratives of cellular cycles, phases, or generation. These works are a direct documentation of the lime, grapefruit, tomato, apple, banana, berry, and peach as symbols of a cellular structure and system. More specifically through printmaking, I am investigating my relationship with the structures and systems of the body such as skin, cells, organs, digestion, reproduction, etc…
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“I recently found it necessary to reduce the imagery in my paintings to ambiguous forms, or soft fields of color and light. I began painting complete abstraction because I felt objects and people, that are easy to identify and associate with, would too often usurp the meaning of a work. I’m not interested in glorifying a particular thing, or promoting a process, or demonstrate painterly skill; just expressing “basic human emotions,” as once described by Mark Rothko, through the relationships of color and placement. I see my recent works as an exploration of feelings rather than a statement about them. The paintings are meant to evoke the subconscious where meaning will ultimately be derived from the id of the viewer.” – David Downs
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