• Jon Rubin

    Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery

    Titled after Edward Hicks’s iconic folk-art painting of 1848–49, Jon Rubin’s recent exhibition “the peaceable kingdom” brought the theme of tranquil coexistence to the queasy process of growing up suburban. His mixed-media drawings, wall murals, and video installation recall the days of cloaking discomfort in bold ’70s Vera fabrics, and how the patterns and personalities locked together under one roof can often forge a quirky kind of truce.

    The artist infuses his theme with a sense of an encroaching trashy future, of good kids gone wild; and it all starts with Lower Merion High School, 1981,

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