PHOTO-EYE Bookstore + Project Space
1300 RUFINA CIRCLE, SUITE A3, SANTA FE, NM 87507
MERIDEL RUBENSTEIN BOOK SIGNING
Friday, July 13, 5 – 6:30 PM
ABOUT THE EVENT
photo-eye Bookstore’s Project Space is proud to welcome Meridel Rubenstein for a book
signing on Friday, July 13th from 5 – 6:30pm. Rubenstein will be signing copies of her latest monograph, Eden Turned on Its Side, published by the University of New Mexico Art Museum. photo-eye is also pleased to have copies of Rubenstein’s out-of-print 2004 publication Belonging: Los Alamos to Vietnam available for signing and purchase as well.
Earlier that morning, Rubenstein will be speaking at the Tech and The West Initiative at the New Mexico History Museum at 10:30 am, and will have two mixed media installations, Oppenheimer’s Chair and The Meeting on view at the New Mexico History Museum’s Atomic Histories exhibition.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Internationally renowned artist and University of New Mexico alumna Meridel Rubenstein creates photographic artworks that engage the natural world and investigate humanity’s place within nature. Eden Turned on Its Side looks at ecological and human processes across time that either reinforce or destroy the notion of “Eden.” Focusing on poetic intersections of nature and culture in relation to ecological and social imbalance, the work consists of large-scale photographic images that tend toward immersive installation, as is characteristic of much of Rubenstein’s art. It comprises three parts — Photosynthesis, Volcano Cycle, and Eden in Iraq — which respectively explore ecologies on the scales of human time, geological time, and mythical time.
“Eden Turned on Its Side is not presented as a timeline but as a natural cycle of life, death and rebirth where human beings and nature are deeply connected and exist in true symbiosis.”
– PATRICIA LEVASSEUR DE LA MOTTE, France/Singapore, Independent Curator
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Meridel Rubenstein began her professional career in the early 1970s, evolving from a photographer of single photographic images to an artist of extended works and multi-media installations. She has exhibited widely including at the Louvre inParis and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, as well as in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions in the United States. Her works are in prominent collections including the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; among others. Meridel Rubenstein is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Rubenstein maintains a studio in Santa Fe, NM.
More information: HERE