Artist Reception & Opening

Description: Opening & Artist Reception Friday for
Invisible Thread

Works by Danielle Rubi
April 23rd - July 16th, 2010

Opening: Friday, April 23rd, 6-9pm at Thunderbird Loungs, 601 W San Antonio/West Hwy 90

In Invisible Thread, Rubi confronts the variety of her cast of subjects head on through the imposition of technical and compositional parameters. The criteria are simple: all images in the group were shot on her favorite camera, a 1949, square format Rolleiflex and are all printed the same size; also, every image contains a strong horizontal line across the frame. Displayed, the images are justified according to their individual horizon line, rather than the top, bottom, or center of the frame. The effect of these parameters simplifies and connects a seemingly disparate group of images, in effort to show their common provenance: Rubi's eye. Another notion that emerged from this specific undertaking is the significance of horizons in the way we process, regard, and experience the world: It is how we arrange our written language; it is how we show chronologies; it is what happens when two arms reach for each other. A horizontal line is the simplest respresentation of a stable platform, our one true defense against the downward pull of gravity: the only thing that can truly hold us up. The frames of the photographs are custom made by designer/craftsman, Adrian Dentzel, from wood salvaged from the house in California in which Rubi grew up. Both the wood and the images are fragments of Rubi's personal world. Together, they are a physical and visual connection to her.
Location: Thunderbird Lounge
Date: Friday, April 23, 2022
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Joni Marginot
Updated: Friday, April 23, 2022 10:41pm GMT