Every time I go to galleries in Chelsea to look at art, I am usually disappointed. Art, I mean good art is hard to find. So on Sunday May 5th I surprisingly, found art in Chelsea at the Perry Rubenstein Gallery.
The new work of South African artist Robin Rhode's is in all three of the gallery's spaces. The works of video, photographic work, a 16-millimeter film, performance art and sculptures using everyday materials are visually provocative and cerebrally stimulating.
While the work represents the artist personal and autobiographical references, it effectively creates a dialogue about the broader culture of ideas.
He expands two dimensional space by drawing elements into a background that he or others interact with. He then documents those interactions in photographs and film. By doing so he creates a fourth dimension in the mind. It is a clever illusion that is further developed by the works title.
I highly recommend seeing this show.
New York Times Article
May 5th to June 23rd