Thursday, September 1, 2011

Rochelle Rubinstein and Lanny Shereck at Loop Gallery

loop Gallery is pleased to announce exhibitions by loop members Rochelle Rubinstein and Lanny Shereck, entitled Homestead. 

We shape our dwellings and afterwards our dwellings shape us.”
Winston Churchill

This exhibition presents an exploration of the notion of habitation and homesteading.

The evocation of home in a collaborative installation, DWELLING, combines the permanence and strength of stone with the fragility and comfort of fabric.  The three structures, one hovering slightly above ground, with their accompanying chimneys or silos, evoke old barns, quaint cottages, or mini-shelters. Their lack of functionality, including an absence of doors and windows, is both alarming and sad.

Individual works by Rochelle Rubinstein consist of printed, painted and carved wood panels depicting imaginary villages. Here, ideas and concerns about the home extend to the communities that shape us. Issues of privacy, alienation, and claustrophobia permeate these environments, where Sherpa villages morph into suburbia, straw bale cottages into concrete bunkers.

Lanny Shereck has created painted and collage works of architectural and building debris, referring to the materials, methods and values with which we shape our homes. This work evokes the messy processes of destruction and construction that somehow give form to our quest for habitation.

Please join the artists in celebrating the opening reception on Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 6-8 pm.