Thursday, February 28, 2008

Getting Danielle Rubi

Picking up Danielle from the airport yesterday, with her work all packed in a surfboard bag, felt like a drive down the block because it was Danielle. She's easy going and a fantastic artist. Today we install, look for more pictures!

Pocket Utopia presents Coast, Photographs by Danielle Rubi
Opening: March 1st - 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Golden Ratio 2007 c-print 15x20 inches
Photographs by Danielle Rubi
March 1 - March 24, 2008
OPENING, Saturday, March 1st 6:00 - 10:00 pm

In Coast, Rubi shows a group of photographs (color prints and cyanotypes) accompanied by watercolors, drawings, and objects that illuminate the magic of where the water meets the land, and its effect on human behavior and mindset.

A cluster of undeniable, deep-rooted symbols appears in the group of photographs. Water becomes womb-like when a person floats in it (weightless body, weightless mind). Pelicans travel, sophisticated, in a giant,sideways V, a shape that is both the feminine V of earthly fertility, and the phallic pyramid, pointed skyward. The spiral of water off a girls flipping hair draws us into the universal infinity described by Carl Jung, depicted by innumerable prehistoric and indigenous artists, and linked eternally, like the nautilus shell, to the golden ratio.

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