This Saturday we are set with Spinello Projects and Santiago Rubino. Santiago will be at the gallery and Stephanie Hadad and Rafael Rodriguez are going to be your class reps for this visit since your professors will not be able to be there.
Use this opportunity to not only hear about the work from the artist himself, but also be ready to have a dialogue and ask questions about his life as an artist.
This will count as one of your 4 out of class visits.
Here is the gallery info:
12:30pm. Please be on time and it will last for about 45m to 1hr
Miami, FL 33127
Spinello Projects presents The Doors of Perception, a solo exhibition from Santiago Rubino.
The delicate borders between the dream and the “real”, a fascination with the visual luxuries of Ancient mythology, and the exploration of the inherent beauty within the physical and metaphysical sciences are all at work for Miami-based artist Santiago Rubino. His painstaking draftsmanship and razor-edged precision in executing geometric perspective and line contribute to the timeless quality of his figurative scenarios.
A pure, intuitive drive coupled with a seductively dangerous, urban streak is the core factor of Rubino’s work, rooted in principles oscillating between Renaissance cartooning, Classical landscapes, postmodern graffiti, and Futurist character animation.
For his latest solo exhibition with Spinello Projects, Rubino continues a series of hyper-figurative drawings that have been constantly evolving in his studio over a three-year period. This selection of work addresses both literal and implied elements of Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking, experimental book The Doors of Perception (1954). Recounting an afternoon trip on mescaline, Huxley detailed visions of which, he proposed, would have been impossible to manifest under ‘nominal’ conditions. Not so ironically, Huxley titled his work after a quote from William Blake’s poem “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”:
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern.
Rubino’s fine drawings reflect the variances of human consciousness and vision, often with surreal or half-realized dreams and elements posited in space. Intense black and white gradients in his characters’ costuming are offset by the gentle tones of the surrounding landscapes. Any definitive narrative is elusive to Rubino, but there are leanings of situations ranging from science fiction (such as The Birth of Athena) to Victorian Steampunk, from fearsome religious reckonings (Triptych) to sheer lucid dreaming. In all, Rubino’s painstaking, ambitious technique is laid bare as a rare, tangible experience for an audience tuned daily to digitized, intangible aesthetics.
Opening Reception: September 6, 2014 | 7-10PM
Exhibition will run through October 4th, 2014.