HG Magazine: Issue no. 5
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Issue no. 5

Rina Banerjee, Her captivity was once someone's treasure and even pleasure but she blew and flew away took root which grew, we knew this was like no other feather, a third kind of bird that perched on vine intertwined was neither native nor her queens daughters, a peculiar other, 2011
Independent Curator Betty Seid discusses one of Rina Banerjee’s sculptures from her traveling survey exhibition Make Me a Summary of the World, on view virtually at the Fowler Museum through May 31. The exhibition travels next to the Frist Art Museum, opening July 24 and extended through January 2021.
Betty Seid on Rina Banerjee at the Fowler

Art @ Home

Driss Ouadahi
Driss Ouadahi
Jutta Haeckel
Jutta Haeckel

From the Studio

House and Garden UK features Gideon Rubin:

Gideon Rubin’s north London studio is populated by faceless men and women; eyes, noses and mouths have vanished. Perhaps they were painted over. Perhaps they were never there. And yet, Gideon's talent is such that a kink in a lock of hair or a cocked head can somehow be heavy with emotions; the flesh-coloured facets of a face seem to harbour a multitude of unspoken words and untold stories.

Gideon is the grandson of Israeli painter Reuven Rubin. But despite his artistic lineage, he studiously avoided art through school and it was not until he travelled to South America, following a stint in the Israeli army, that he picked up a paintbrush. "I was doing it for the first time in my life and something felt right," he says. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and later at the Slade, and has lived in London ever since.

About his use of historical photographs as a starting point, Rubin says, "I'm Israeli-Jewish from Europe and my family was destroyed in the war. We have no memories, no objects, no photographs left. These photographs became a vehicle for memories; I was reclaiming and recreating a past that was missing."
Gideon Rubin, Untitled, 2019, oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches

We Recommend

Our friend, the incredible
singer/songwriter, Rozzi,
will be taking over the gallery's
Instagram next week on
Tuesday, May 12 where she will
perform a live set at 8 pm PST

Tuning in is easy, visit the
Hosfelt Gallery Instagram account
a few minutes before her performance.
When the gallery logo reads "Live,"
just click and watch Rozzi perform.
Tuesday, March 12 at 8 pm PST at @hosfeltgallery
California native, Rozzi, had written, recorded and released two EPs before she was 20. She left USC's Popular Music program because Maroon 5's Adam Levine set up a music label expressly in order to sign her. Her powerhouse vocals and poetic and soulful storytelling have captivated a global audience as well as made her the favorite of the Hosfelt Gallery community.

To get to know Rozzi before her performance, listen to her on Spotify or follow her on Instagram.

New to Inventory

Bernard Lokai, Untitled, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 55 1/8 x 78 3/4 inches
Bernard Lokai uses the historical language of painting – including the gestural brushstrokes of Abstract Expressionism and the spray of graffiti – to critique abstract painting, and the making of pictures. He is neither attempting to express emotion nor referring to any particular subject. These paintings are what they are – color, form, composition and texture. Their mood may be jarring or harmonious or both at the same time. His most successful pieces — in Lokai’s opinion – are the ones that surprise him… that arrive at a place he never imagined could exist.

For more information on available work, click here.
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