Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin @ LA Louver

Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, Bridge Over the Navarro, 2013, oil on polyester, 6 1/2
Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, Bridge Over the Navarro, 2013, oil on polyester, 6 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches (courtesy of LA Louver)

John Seed reviews Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin: A Common Thread at LA|Louver, on view through March 28, 2015.

Seed notes: "Several of the exhibition's aerial views are very small: for example, Bridge Over the Navarro is just over seven inches across. As a result, I was drawn near as I inspected the painting, only to find that at close range it suddenly felt expansive. Rubin's brushwork is uncannily perfect, and the detail of a roadside stop sign represented by a pinprick of red paint -- look for it to the right of the bridge -- made its verdant green surroundings suddenly seem vast. The two thin, straight lines defining the edge of the bridge add a note of manmade geometry that provides a counterpoint to the blue river's serenity and meandering natural presence."