Peters Projects is proud to present Eden Turned on its Side, an exhibition of works by the internationally acclaimed photographer Meridel Rubenstein opening Thursday, September 14th with a special artist preview.
Rubenstein maintains her studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and began her professional career in the early 1970’s. Throughout time Rubenstein became an artist of photographic extended works and multi-media installations. With Eden Turned on its Side, Rubenstein offers us three bodies of work all connected through the understanding of how nature and human histories shaped one another in producing a fragile life on Earth.
The three series being exhibited are Photosynthesis, Volcano Cycle and Eden in Iraq. Together they engage ecologies on the telescoping scales of human, geological and mythical time. Photosynthesis reveals the cycles of the seasons, Volcano Cycle the deep spanning of time over tens of thousands of years and Eden in Iraq by the eternal time of religious cosmologies. These works are presented in formats including archival pigment on aluminum, linen, dye sublimation on aluminum and jacquard woven tapestry.
Since 2007 Rubenstein has held the position of Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore which generously provided research funding for part of the production of this work. Educated at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, Rubenstein did special graduate studies at M.I.T. with photographer minor White. In 1974 Rubenstein received a MA and in 1977 a MFA both from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
For more information, contact Mark Del Vecchio, Director, 505-954-5748 or firstname.lastname@example.org