Sep 5th 2014

Robin Dluzen: Poetry is Practical

@ AdventureLand Gallery

1513 N Western Ave 1st floor

Opening Friday, September 5th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Friday, September 26th

Artist Statement: Robin Dluzen

Though the imagery I feature in my work may seem varied –the transmission towers, the man-made landscapes and the appropriated line drawings– together they create a composite picture of the concept of “home.” While some evoke very personal notions of home for myself, like the absent-minded doodles my father made as he related a story about working in an iron foundry as a young man, others encompass a wider scope via the network of power lines from the small, Southeast Michigan town where I attended college. Still others, like the appropriated hardware illustrations, will be familiar to a broad spectrum of viewers.

Compounded with the content imparted through the representational imagery is the meaning imbued within the sourced, recycled, utilitarian and throwaway materials I employ. Ephemeral media like brown paper lawn refuse bags and cardboard contribute to a “here today, gone tomorrow,” fleeting sense of place and time. But, home is not just a place of fondness and memories; it’s also the conflation of landscape, labor and socioeconomics that lay the groundwork of identity.

Come join us in celebrating the opening of this exciting new exhibit with Robin Dluzen!

Beer and refreshments will be served.

Opening Reception: Friday Sep 5, 2014

Exhibition runs through Sep5 – Sep26.

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