REBUS WORKS' ART GALLERY
THE GALLERY @ REBUS WORKS
Rebus Works first opened our doors (20 years ago!) as an alternative gallery for artists who weren't finding representation in bigger galleries.
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Rebus Works is turning 20 this year, and in honor of our start as an art gallery, we're creating a
COFFEE + ART CROSSOVER.
Each month, we'll have a new artist on the wall, and we'll be creating a special coffee bean blend that will capture their art and style.
In each bag will be a special piece created by the artists. It's way better than a prize in a Cracker Jack Box!
Scroll down to see the artists.
ART + COFFEE CROSSOVER
ART + COFFEE CROSSOVER
ORGANIC RWANDA ABAKUNDAKAWA
Washed. Profile: pineapple, lemon verbena, grapefruit, berry, honey sweetness
migrations is an ongoing series of charcoal and graphite drawings derived from four cell phone photographs of shadows. These studies of light are a record of the compositional and observational possibilities I encountered while peering into this narrowly defined set of boundaries.
This work was born in 2015 during a residency where I was surrounded by the shadows cast from overhead onto the pink walkways and buildings of al maqam, near Marrakech, Morocco. What began as a technical exercise and was intended as a temporary diversion from my regular practice has shifted the way I think about the images I make and is now my sole focus in the studio. For more than thirty years I’ve worked exclusively from life, but when I began to draw the shadows in my usual way was quickly confronted with the futility of trying to pin down a thing that is constantly moving and changing. The attempt to arrest migrating shadows in a drawing led me to work for the first time from photographs, which in turn made me curious about what I might find in a subject that is inherently two dimensional and static. The task of translating this digital information into the extra-analog language of drawing requires one to slow down the act of looking and leaves behind an account of time spent observing closely and repetitively. From a point of view that is out of focus and removed from clear context these drawings are driven by the lure of ambiguity, by an impulse to understand the incomprehensible and describe what can’t be put into words. They are a statement about the value of a search for that which can’t be found.
Born in 1962, Janet Link was reared in a family that valued and nurtured the handmaking of things. She received a BA in studio art from Meredith College and an MFA in painting & drawing from Louisiana State University. Link’s professional life is devoted to the practice, teaching, and elevation of observational drawing. Her work can be found in the collections of the City of Raleigh and the University of Arkansas, and she has an international exhibition record. She has participated in visiting artist and residency programs in Tahanaout, Morocco; Penland and Kinston, NC; Gatlinburg, TN; and Spring Island, SC. She has taught at the NCSU College of Design, Penland School of Crafts, Meredith College, Centre College, and LSU.
She lives with her husband and two dogs in Raleigh where she works in the community of artists at Anchorlight.
MAY 7 - MAY 23, 2020
Opening Reception from 7:30-9:30pm / Thursday, May 7th
OCTOBER 1 - OCTOBER 31, 2020
Opening Reception from 7:30-9:30pm / Thursday, October 1st
SEPTEMBER 3 - SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
Opening Reception from 7:30-9:30pm / Thursday, September 3rd
NOVEMBER 5 - DECEMBER 31, 2020
Opening Reception from 7:30-9:30pm / Thursday, November 5th
APRIL 2 - APRIL 30, 2020
Opening Reception from 6:30-8:30pm / Thursday, April 2nd
ELIZABETH GALECKE'S STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION