Adrianne Rubenstein: Little Shop of Horrors

September 15th– October 19th, 2019

Tif Sigfrids is happy to announce a solo exhibition by Adrianne Rubenstein, entitled Little Shop of Horrors. This is the artists first solo exhibition with the gallery. A reception will be held on Sunday, September 15th from 4-6 PM and the show will remain on view through October 19th.

For Little Shop of Horrors, Rubenstein presents seven new paintings, each revealing a distinct iconographic reference. Out of an intuitive process in which the artist sifts through personal memories and feelings, depictions of flowers, an ice cream cone, bees, broccoli, and a hammer emerge. References to other artists’ work are sometimes filtered into the paintings in what Rubenstein refers to as “love notes”. The depiction of a hammer in Hammer and Nail, for instance, is attributed to Lee Lozano. In Sorority (flowers for Tetsumi Komo), she references sculptures by the Japanese surrealist artist, in which morphological plant life is inserted into a domestic setting or the window display of a plant store. Through an expressive style radiantly imbued with intense colors, a hammer can channel heartbreak and a group of tulips can be a reminder of childhood understandings of beauty.

Adrianne Rubenstein (b. 1983, Montreal, Canada) lives and works in New York. She received a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2006 and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011. Her work has been featured in solo presentations at The Pit (Los Angeles), Reyes Projects (Detroit), Fourteen 30 Contemporary (Portland) and White Columns (New York). Select group exhibitions include Cooper Cole (Toronto), Venus Over Manhattan (New York), Galerie Bernard Ceysson (Luxembourg). Her work has been covered in the New York Times, Artforum, W Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar.