First Friday at the Flat Iron, Marci Rubin Exhibiting at Pen, Ink and Song.

12921092_240958576255170_1946666982_nMarci 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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