Galleria Monica De Cardenas | 3 June - 10 October | Milan
Galleria Monica De Cardenas is delighted to announce the first solo exhibition in Italy by Gideon Rubin:
Rubin creates paintings where the figures are rendered without their facial features. Thus the gaze of the viewer is not captured by physiognomy, but by the atmosphere unleashed by the entire images; the subjects are characterised by their positions and attitudes, by the way they move in space and dress.
Evanescent and melancholic, Rubin’s works speak of a past or a recollection that has surfaced in memory. The paint is dense and seductive, with fluid strokes that describe intimate atmospheres and complicity between the subjects portrayed. With their forcefully evocative character, these figures trigger direct empathy in the viewer.
The subjects are depicted during everyday activities; the artist draws us into moments of elusive intimacy. A couple walking with arms around each other, a young woman undressing, flowers gradually wilting become part of a temporal dimension of slowness and calm. Landscapes are barely indicated settings, colours that stand out, revealing parts of untouched canvas
The delicate colors used by Rubin – sandy tones, grayish blues, milky whites – combined with the multiple brushstrokes on the canvas suggest the desire to bring something almost forgotten back to life and give it permanence. The viewer can complete the missing details using his own memories
The sources for Rubin’s works are mostly found images, old photographs that belong to a personal but anonymous past, or recent images from magazine belonging to contemporary culture. The artist collects them, creating an archive of images for his paintings, a sort of act of re-appropriation of personal memories and stories. The subjects, though differing in nature, are stylistically comparable, equalized with one another. Past and present, conscious and unconscious, personal and universal are equivalent in the eyes of the artist. Rubin’s works thus narrate fragments of a wider, complex history of multiple implications, whose many sources, artistic citations and mass media culture, are reworked in a very personal pictorial language.
The erasure of facial features in Rubin’s works takes on an unintentional resonance in the present pandemic: the surgical masks we are all wearing now remove our main identifying characteristics, making us become abstract and enigmatic, but at the same time real and vital, like the subjects he depicts.
Monica De Cardenas Via Francesco Vigano 4, 20124 Milan, Italy
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 3 - 7 pm & by appointment
Jerusalem Artists' House | Gideon Rubin - Black Book | Virtual Tour
Jerusalem Artists' House have created a virtual tour of their current exhibition, making it possible to 'visit' the space and explore the exhibitions during this period of self-isolation. Currently on display is 'Black Book' by Gideon Rubin, alongside exhibitions by Abraham Kritzman, Eyal Sasson, David Teboul and Ofri Lifshitz.
To take the tour, please visit the website of the Jerusalem Artists' House.
ADAA New York 2020 | Hosfelt Gallery | 26 February - 1 March 2020
Hosfelt Gallery will present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Gideon Rubin at the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) 2020, New York. Organised annually, the ADAA offers intimately scaled and thoughtfully curated presentations by the nation's leading fine art dealers, providing a rich selection of works from the late 19th century through today.
Art Dealers Association of America Hosfelt Gallery, Booth D24, Park Avenue Armory, New York City
Black Book | Jerusalem Artist's House | 29 February - 25 April 2020
The Artist's House, Jerusalem will present the series of work titled Black Book - shown previously at the Freud Museum, London. Curated by Marie Shek, the exhibition is an opportunity to show the works in the unique setting of The Artist's House, Jerusalem - a historic building that housed The Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts.
The Artist's House Shmuel Hanagid 12, Jerusalem, Israel
Exhibition Catalogue | La mère la mer, Curated by Kevin Moore | McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco
Published to accompany the exhibition held at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts in 2018, the exhibition catalogue la mère la mer illustrates the Foundation's wide-ranging debut exhibition. The catalogue includes an essay by curator Kevin Moore, and an introduction by Noon McEvoy.
The exhibition included works by Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Diebenkorn, Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Diane Arbus, Nan Golden, Susan Hiller, Alex Katz, Vik Muniz, Man Ray, Thomas Ruff, Robert Mapplethorpe, Roe Ethridge, Carsten Höller, Ragnar Kjartansson, Anne Collier and Gideon Rubin.
To Paint is To Love Again, Curated by Olivier Zahm | Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles | 18 - 28 January 2020
Curated by Olivier Zahm, Editor-in-Chief of Purple Magazine, 'To Paint is To Love Again' brings together paintings by artists including Jim Shaw, Rene Ricard, Gus Van Sant, Urs Fischer, Vanessa Beecroft, Paul McCarthy, Guy Yanai, Jean Philippe-Delhomme, Adam Alessi, Marika Thunder Bus Ackermann, Evita Flores, Mark Tennant, Trey Abdella, Anna Weyant and Gideon Rubin.
Nino Mier Gallery, 7277 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Self-Portrait: One Can Only Depict Oneself | City Gallery Kfar Saba, Israel | 9 January - 27 February 2020
'Self-Portrait: One Can Only Depict Oneself' - a group exhibition featuring work by Gideon Rubin, Anisa Ashkar, Asaf Ben Zvi, Eliahou Eric Bokobza, Nomi Bruckmann, Maya Cohen Levy, Jonathan Hirschfeld, Avner Katz and Ofer Lellouche - curated by Meira Perry-Lehmann.
City Gallery Kfar Saba Reisel Cultural Centre, 12 Geula Street, Kfar Saba, Israel
On Hair and Bathing | The Artists House, Tel Aviv | 21 September - 14 December 2019
'Variations / On Hair' - a group exhibition curated by Irit Levin featuring work by Gideon Rubin, held at The Artists House in Tel Aviv.
The Artists House Elkharizi St 9, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Gideon Rubin Represented By Fox/Jensen Sydney & Fox Jensen McCrory Auckland
FOX/JENSEN and FOX/JENSEN/McCRORY are thrilled to announce that Gideon Rubin will be represented by the galleries in Sydney and Auckland.
Looking at Gideon’s paintings one certainly has the feeling that he shared something with each of the sitters. The children, the swimmers, the Red Army soldier, the dancers, the women, the landscape, the lovers – all somehow his. And though time and history make this implausible it is a highly desirable fiction. Gideon Rubin’s great capacity as a painter is to make these small, poignant narratives manifest in paint, alive with the awareness that only making can do. He brings us close to them through the humanity and discernment with which he approaches making.
Having first exhibited with the galleries in Eros (2019) Gideon will have his first solo exhibition in Auckland in 2020.
Feature: IGNANT MAGAZINE | Portraits Without A Face
Read the full article on Ignant.com
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair | Fox Jensen & Fox Jensen McCrory | 12 - 15 September 2019
Fox Jensen & Fox Jensen McCrory are participating in the 2019 edition of the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair. Participating artists include Gideon Rubin, Erin Lawlor, Jan Albers, Callum Innes and Jenny Topfer amongst others.
Booth E21, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Sydney. 12 - 15 September 2019.
Eros | Fox Jensen McCrory Gallery, Auckland | July 2019
Travelling from Sydney, Australia, Eros is on display in Fox Jensen Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand. Participating artists include Gideon Rubin, Eric Fischl, Tomislav Nikolic, Hayv Kahraman,Tracey Snelling, Jane Bustin, Frank Kenis, Aiko Robinson, Hoda Asfhar and Man Ray.
Fox/Jensen Gallery, 10 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
Cardboard Citizens | Art on the Mind Auction | 19 June 2019
Art on the Mind brings together a group of artists for an exhibition and auction in aid of Cardboard Citizens, a charity that specialises in using the arts to help people affected by homelessness. Contributing artists include Jeremy Deller, Ian Davenport, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Harland Miller and Gideon Rubin. The auction is held by Paddle8, ending on 19 June 2019.
Eros | Fox/Jensen, Sydney | 25 May - 25 June 2019
This small exhibition is a curious collection of evidence that we are, and always have been, surrounded by beautiful, dark, joyous, covert and occasionally unmasked eroticism - and that this everyday eroticism gives poignancy to our existence and bliss to our temporary animation.
Participating artists include Hayv Kahraman, Gideon Rubin, Eric Fischl, Tomislav Nikolic, Tracey Snelling, Jane Bustin, Frank Kenis, Aiko Robinson, Hoda Asfhar and Man Ray.
Fox/Jensen Gallery Hampden Street, Paddington, Sydney NSW 2021, Australia.
Gideon Rubin - Artist in Residence | Palazzo Monti Residency Program, Italy | 7 - 28 May 2019
Gideon Rubin will be the Artist in Residence at Palazzo Monti, an artist residency program based in Brescia, housed in a palazzo that dates back to 1200. Built in the XIII century, the residency is conveniently located at a short distance from the culturally rich cities of Milan, Venice and Florence. Decorated with Neoclassicist frescos from the late 1750s, the Palazzo provides an inspiring setting to create contemporary art.
Warning Shadows | Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne | 11 April - 18 May 2019
Inspired by films and old photographs from family albums, pictures of celebrities and old-master portraits, illustrated magazines, not least impressions of everyday life, Gideon Rubin paints figures which he characteristically reduces. The artist is not interested in the individual. His human images therefore usually have a beige empty spot, a black spot, a gas mask or some other masking in the place where the face ought to be. Through posture and gesture, hairstyle and clothing or a characteristic attribute he depicts a type, a character or a historical personality.
Warning Shadows, Galerie Karsten Greve, Drususgasse 1-5,50667 Cologne
Embodied Landscape | Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris | 26 January - 27 February 2019
Group show featuring the work of Gideon Rubin, Georgia Russell, Sergio Vega, Lawrence Carroll, Ma Jun and Thomas Brummett.
Au Fil de l'Amour | Maison des Arts et Loisirs de Laon | 25 January - 25 May 2019
A group exhibition organised by l'association Françoise, with works by Nan Goldin, Sebastiao Salgado, Gideon Rubin, Stephane Sautour, Malick Sidibé and Alfred Wertheimer.
Maison des Arts et Loisirs de Laon, Espace Bernard Noel, Place Aubry, 02000 Laon, France
The Conversation | Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco | 5 - 26 January 2019
The Conversation is a group presentation from our roster of artists including Martin Basher, Ethan Cook, Chris Coy, Amie Dicke, Alec Egan, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, An Te Liu, Jason Bailer Losh, Jordan Nassar, Neil Raitt, Jay Stuckey, Samantha Thomas, alongside Sara Berman, Michael John Kelly, Gideon Rubin, Robert Russell, Caroline Walker, Sara Ann Weber, and Janet Werner.
The Conversation, January 5 – 26 2019, Anat Ebgi, Gallery 200
Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street
FEATURE | PLAYBOY | ARTIST GIDEON RUBIN: INSPIRATIONS FROM VULNERABILITY, INTIMACY AND ATROCITY
FEATURE | ART OF SUMMER | GIDEON RUBIN
FEATURE | TENOU'A | BLACK BOOK DE GIDEON RUBIN
FRAGMENTS | GALLERY EM SEOUL | 1 SEPTEMBER - 20 OCTOBER 2018
ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MIRROR | GALERIE KARSTEN GREVE ST. MORIZ | 3 AUGUST - 15 SEPTEMBER 2018
COMRADE | Anat Ebgi Gallery | May 12 - June 23 2018 | Opening Reception May 12 6-8pm
Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce Comrade, an exhibition by London-based, Israeli artist Gideon Rubin. Continuing his fascination with memory and history, Rubin uses found images as the armature for abstract portraits of the past. The exhibition is the culmination of a month-long residency at The La Brea Residency.
Anat Ebgi, 2260 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034
FEATURE | Elephant | Gideon Rubin on Painting Over the Past
The Kaiser's Daughter | Hosfelt Gallery | March 17th - April 28th 2018 | Opening reception March 17th 4-6pm
Most of the paintings in Gideon Rubin’s sixth solo exhibition with Hosfelt Gallery were selected from work made for an exhibition at the Freud Museum in London. As source material, Rubin — an Israeli living in London whose work always refers to found images — mined photographs illustrating a serialized English-language edition of Mein Kampf that was published in 1939, the same year that Rubin’s grandparents, like Sigmund Freud, fled Europe to escape Nazi persecution.
Gideon Rubin | Billboard Commission | Kingsgate workshops / Kingsgate Project Space | Feb 7th - April 14th 2018
FEATURE | Trebuchet Magazine | 'Black Book' Gideon Rubin at Freud Museum
FEATURE | TimeOut London | Gideon Rubin: Black Book
BLACK BOOK | Sacha Craddock in Conversation with Artist Gideon Rubin | Freud Museum London | 20.02.2018 | 7pm
Art critic and writer Sacha Craddock will be in conversation with artist Gideon Rubin about his Freud Museum project BLACK BOOK and discussing the way propaganda is used to generate racial conflict, which in turn affects the plight of asylum seekers and refugees.
The conversation will be moderated by curator James Putnam.
BLACK BOOK | Freud Museum London | 07.02.2018 - 15.04.2018
The Freud Museum is pleased to present BLACK BOOK, an exhibition of new work by Gideon Rubin and the latest in a critically acclaimed series curated by James Putnam. Rubin’s specially created project for Freud’s final residence relates to the era of the late 1930s, when Freud left Vienna for London. It comprises a series of paintings on canvas, linen and paper with subject matter drawn from original pre-WW2 German magazines that Rubin has collected specifically for the project.
If This Not Be I | Alon Segev Gallery | 16.12.2017 - 26.01.2018
Gideon Rubin, 'Untitled (In the Field)', Oil on Canvas, 2017
Water, Heart, Face | Jerusalem Biennale | 01.10 - 16.11.2017
Gideon Rubin, 'Untitled', Gouache on paper, 2014
Group Show | Summer Show | Galerie Karsten Greve St. Moritz | 30.06 - 19.08.2017
Gideon Rubin, 'Untitled', Gouache on cardboard, 2017
Group Exhibition | Kunstlerraume II | Galerie Karsten Greve | 30.06 - 02.09.2017
Exhibition | Once Removed | Pharos Art Foundation 17.05 - 05.07.2017
Group Exhibition | THE READING ROOM | Rokeby 22.02 - 20.04.2017
Gideon Rubin, 'Untitled', Gouache on paper, 38x27.5cm, 2016
Featuring work by Sam Dargan, Lara Davies, Ej Major, Abigail Reynolds, Gideon Rubin
Exhibition | Memory goes as far as this morning: A dialogue between Gideon Rubin and Shu Qun | Chengdu MoCA
Feature | Figaro Scope
Exhibition | Questions of Forgiveness
Image: White Glove, 2015, oil on linen, 56 x 51cm, Gideon Rubin
Galerie Karsten Greve Paris January 9- March 5, 2016
Exhibition | Words Without Letters
Group show at Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv Curated by Guy Yanai September 3rd, 2015
"Memory goes as far as this morning"
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel 30.05.2015 – 22.08. 2015
ALON SEGEV Gallery
Gideon Rubin | Blue House
Alon Segev Gallery is honored to open Gideon Rubin's solo exhibition | Blue House | Thursday, April 30, 2015.The exhibition will showcase Rubin's oil paintings based on his magazine works done during Rubin's recent residency in Shenzhen, China.
22.01.2015 - 26.03.2015
Gideon Rubin's fourth exhibition at the gallery includes works on canvas alongside recent developments which continue his investigation into the photographic image by sourcing popular news and entertainment magazines which he then paints over.