Dimension Gallery presents Tammie Rubin:"I, Too, Am" opening reception
"I, Too, Am" is an exhibition of a new work by artist Tammie Rubin. The exhibition’s title cites Langston Hughes’s 1926 poem “I, Too,” a work that itself references Walt Whitman’s “I Sing the Body Electric.” Rubin juxtaposes the majestic grandeur of the varied American landscape with how those same inspired ideas of vastness and expansion often fall short for its citizens. Rock formations, mesas, mountains, and hills are craved from construction foam and enveloped in resin. These formations separated from their surrounding environments become alien and isolated. Rubin composes these forms with other object signifiers to create a space of dream-like dislocation. Contemplating how migrants both willing and forced have found and continue to find this landscape called America daunting, yet also call it home.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be in display through September 22.