FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nancy Rubens: Recent Work

February 10 - March 19, 2010

Untitled, 2009, acrylic and collaged papers and gauze on canvas, 11 x 14 in.

 

Gallery Sakiko New York is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by New York based painter Nancy Rubens.
Rubens fuses painting with collage in these layered, evocative and curvilinea Gallery Sakiko New York is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by New York based painter Nancy Rubens.

Rubens fuses painting with collage in these layered, evocative and curvilinear compositions.  While her vivid sense of color and form define each work in this exhibition, it is through varied collaged cut out strips of paper that Rubens reveals her gesture.  These abstracted, undulating blade shapes create a distinct sense of movement and sometimes initiate a subtle allusion to nature. One might associate the strips with blades of grass that are animated by an unseen force: the wind, for example, crescents of waves, or an undertow. However, Rubens stays clear of pointing merely into one direction, as is made apparent by her embedding surprising bits of found papers into the work.  Her works intentionally remain open and her visual language is as ethereal as it is meditative. Rubens' work invites each viewer to to find a personal metaphor according to one's own individual set of experiences and associations.

Reaching, 2009, acrylic and collaged papers and gauze on linen, 3' x 3'


Nancy Rubens has shown extensively in the United States, including at Yale University, Slifka Center (2007 and 2003). She lives and works in New York.

Surge, 2009, acrylic and collaged papers and gauze on canvas, 16 x 16 in.

Gallery Sakiko New York
Established by Sakiko Silverstein in January 2006 as homage to her late husband, Gallery Sakiko New York specializes in contemporary painting, drawing and sculpture. In the spirit of Donald Silverstein and his lifelong dedication to the arts, the gallery continues to support emerging and mid-career artists from the U.S., Europe, and Asia, creating a podium for a multi-cultural dialogue.