Redbud Gallery art opening reception: It Is What It Needs To Be by Paula Schubatis
Paula Schubatis, a Detroit-based artist, explores urban landscapes through woven textiles, paint and found materials, using material remnants of the past to manipulate the tactile experience of the present, in an attempt to "assert connections to the past by strengthening links to the present," and blur the distinction between art and artifact.
Her process breaks down spaces into modular components and reassembles them into monolithic structures, using her own contrived systems of hierarchy, informed by such institutions as philosophy, nature, science and theology. These permutations of space attempt to relate to the world through the unique way they inhabit each space they are in, but often find themselves awkwardly alienated.
Schubatis was born in Detroit. In 2013, she received her BFA from the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design.
On view through March 1.