Tammie Rubin: I Dwell in Possibility
Parkland Art Gallery Exhibit: Monday, June 25–Thursday, August 2 Artist Reception
: Thursday, June 28, 6–8 p.m., with Gallery Talk at 7 p.m. and music by The Prairie SyncopatorsArtist Lecture
: Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m., S-building
Tammie Rubin is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Ceramics and Foundations. She received her MFA in Ceramics at the University of Washington in Seattle after receiving a BFA in Art History and a BFA in Ceramics at the University of Illinois. Rubin’s sculptural ceramics borrow from pre-existing mass-produced objects. She sees an inherent beauty in these consumer products, and through slip-casting and collage she transforms these easily recognizable items into mythical and absurd objects.
“Utilizing the amorphous properties of clay while exploring its inherent materiality, I create fanciful sculptures that feel both familiar and alien,” Rubin said of her work in an artist's statement.
Parkland Art Gallery summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. The gallery will be closed July 4. Programs at the gallery are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. All events in the handicapped- accessible gallery are free and open to the public. For more information call 217/351-2485 or visit www.parkland.edu/gallery
[Image: Tammie Rubin, You Tell Me, I Tell Me, I Tell You Contraption, slip-cast and handbuilt porcelain, underglaze, glaze, 19” x 22” x 10”, 2011]