Knew Conscious Gallery is honored to welcome San Francisco artist Reuben Rude back to Denver after over 5 years, with a new exhibition of work titled “Almost Ready”. Join us for an opening reception with the artist on Second Saturday July 14th at 8pm, with musical guest, Raw Russ!
Reuben Rude’s current work can be described as drawings in paint over re-created time- lapse collage. Clean, sculpted lines meet artificially haphazard texture. He works in all kinds of acrylic paint and mediums, found wood and ephemera, and generous dollops of elbow grease. When asked about the themes in his work, he prefers to remain cryptic. But looking at it, one might guess that he is interested in the ideas of isolation, connection, and the true meaning of “home”.
Reuben Rude was born in San Francisco in 1969, after the moon landing but before the Rolling Stones’ legendary concert at Altamont. Within a few years, his parents migrated north, to settle deep in the woods of Mendocino County. Living in a series of tents, campers and ramshackle huts, without indoor plumbing or a television, he spent the better part of his childhood outside. When it was raining or dark he would read and draw. Because of his lack of development in any other area of study, he chose to attend art school in the city of his birth. He lives in San Francisco to this day, and probably always will. He ekes out a living making paintings, posters, and all manner of commercial art. He never goes camping.