Claire Oliver Gallery is currently filled with the latest mixed media paintings from Gino Rubert. It is his first solo show in the United States since 2003. I strongly urge you, if geographically possible, to see these works in person.
Gino Rubert, The Pianist, mixed media on canvas, 2012.
There is a visual hum that resonates through each of these intriguing depictions. The shifting frequencies arise from the mind trying to categorize the media in the compositions. The keen viewer, upon close inspection begins to break down the structural points. As the eye roams, a list is populated from discoveries of magnificent painting next to seamless photographic collage and yes, even that lenticular tiger bikini.
Gino Rubert, Ma Feline, mixed media on canvas, 2012.
The show has been titled, “True Love,” referring to the three points of balance that are achieved between the artist, his passion and our perception. There is truth here but it is not always decidedly pretty. In each tableau there is the comfort of a familiar face but the amenities remain delightfully out of reach.
Gino Rubert, The Inheritor, mixed media on canvas, 2012.
29 March – 28 April 2012
Claire Oliver Gallery
Images courtesy of Claire Oliver Gallery.