Seen frequently in composite and profile views, Gendel’s figures challenge the cohesion of self and sociability. They appear caught in a history that may or may not exist. Gendel’s work challenges viewers to come to terms with a scene that may feel at once unfamiliar and yet recognizable. In a similar manner, Rubenstein’s work also evokes art historical references with its likening to Expressionism. Rubenstein distorts the familiar, painting scenes that challenge one’s understanding of the everyday. Through an intuitive process, Rubenstein repeatedly arrives at imagery that can make a head of Broccoli seem archetypal in its nature.from the exhibition text
Presented in conjunction with Tif Sigfrids, this two-person exhibition by Jackie Gendel and Adrianne Rubenstein is on view at SOCO Gallery in Charlotte through December 31.