Glen Rubsamen

Brändström & Stene

Glen Rubsamen’s exhibition of new work, “A Reassuring Lie Unfolds,” consisted of work in several media: drawing, painting, printmaking, and video. He uses all four to create a hyperreal landscape, documenting man’s attempt to rectify nature. As indicated in an accompanying text, the images depict a scene after a lightning storm in an open field and the subsequent destruction of trees containing storks’ nests. A tower was built and faux nests installed in the hope that the birds would return.

In his first drawing, hanging in the reception area outside the main gallery space, one is introduced to the subject that will be repeated throughout. This artistic form was not conceived for depicting indifference or nothingness, a flatter, more terse and dreary discourse will need to be invented for that (all works 2007) is a highly technical rendition of a sunflower field with a palm tree damaged by

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