Current Exhibitions

Dan Rule's "Palimpsest" (detail)
Dan Rule's "Palimpsest" (detail)

Dan Rule: Object Lesson

Aug. 28 - Oct. 3, 2014

Ambiguous drawings, prints, animations and digital media that allow for exploration and interpretation.

Artist Statement:
I see my drawings, prints, animations and digital media as 'practical' instances of concepts and interests. Practical because it's an actual way to convey that hodge-podge of images, non-thoughts and motions that pop up when I squeeze my eyes tight. 

My work takes on no particular agenda or strict angle of view; it can seem sad and humorous, pointless and necessary all at once. My conscious intent is keeping the images ambivalent and to allow natural visual associations to happen and change the work.

To learn more about Dan Rule and his artwork, visit cargocollective.com/danrule.

 

Tammie Rubin: Lingering & Longing

Aug. 28 - Oct. 3, 2014

Clay assemblages of fanciful objects, both familiar and alien.

Artist Statement:
Lingering and Longing is an exhibition of assemblages of collected objects; the primary interest is transforming the familiar, disposable, and trivial into the mythic and fantastical. In my current work I create mystic mechanisms for communications beyond this world.

The simplistic conical form becomes the basis for ornate sculptural contraptions that embody ideas of magical thinking both wish fulfilling, ritualistic, and absurd. The conical shape alludes to a function of channeling, transmitting, or filtering. For example, the dunce cap is thought to denote idiocy, but was originally worn by the followers of philosopher John Duns Scotus. The Dunsmen believed that the conical dunce cap would funnel learning down to the wearer.

There is also a belief that the inverted funnel is a symbol of madness. My sculptural contraptions reference conical forms that imply communication: voicepipes, megaphones, dunce caps, caution cones, gramophones, steeples, and satellite dishes. 

Each of these objects has a myriad of connotations both practical and symbolic. I am not interested in the actual mechanics of early inventions but the simplicity of ideas of connection, the wonderment of magical thinking, and the charm of constructed forms.

Through process I try to satisfy my curiosity for sumptuous fluid surfaces, and ideas of accumulation and myth. Utilizing the amorphous properties of clay, while exploring its inherent materiality I create fanciful objects that feel both familiar and alien.

To learn more about Tammie Rubin and her work, visit tammierubin.com.

Terri Shay: Organic Color and Form

Aug. 28 - Oct. 3, 2014

Paintings meant to amuse, intrigue, and foster curiosity and mystery through organic movement.

Artist Statement:
The work I intend to create is meant to amuse, intrigue, foster curiosity and mystery through original form and movement that is inspired by organic growth and nature. I attempt to recreate what has already been seen and understood through my observation of cycles and patterns in relationship with my own vision and creative interpretation. This could be the familiar seen of a landscape, garden or a figure, digested and reinterpreted giving them new playful movement and a slightly more intense change in color pallet recreated from a different angle. This creative process is ever changing and mercurial, in reflection of the seasons, harmonies cycles, childish melodies and the adaptive observational imaginative mind.