Be Here Now
September 12, 2015 - October 12, 2015
Luna Rienne Gallery is pleased to present Be Here Now, the title of both their new parklet and two-man show featuring artists Reuben Rude and Daniel James Burt.
Be Here Now pontificates peoples’ propensity to reminisce about the past, worry about the future, and criticize present situations that don’t pertain to them. Alternately, this exhibition is about immersing one’s self in their direct environs.
This concept plays out not just on artistic level, with paintings, assemblages, and sculpture in the gallery rooms; but also on a community level, with a brand-new parklet in front of the gallery, designed and built by Rude.
Reuben Rude is the child of hippies who met in San Francisco during the Summer of Love. He grew up in the woods of Northern California and came back to San Francisco to study at the Academy of Art. He utilizes his expertise in drawing, painting, and illustration in both the creative and commercial realms, having shown in galleries, comic books, and magazines throughout the world. When he is not making art, he is working on his 100-year-old house.
Daniel James Burt is a San Francisco-based sculptor whose intuitive style integrates mixed media to create installations and stand-alone sculptures. His use of body parts to create a series of landscapes as a means of portraiture garnered a commission that rests alongside a Ruth Asawa sculpture. He has a BFA from the University of New Mexico as well as an MFA from Academy of Art University, where he currently teaches graduate level Figure Modeling and Anatomy.