body-uncon: how long has this been going on

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Nick Rubi is having a show of his drawings and collages at Type Books (next door to us)! Nick’s work will be on view from May 26th to June 26, 2011. Opening night is Thursday May 26, 2011. Check it out.


Type Books is pleased to present “body un-con: how long has this been going on” an exhibition by Toronto artist Nick Rubi. “body-uncon” showcases Nick’s unique and dramatic perspective on the female form within the unconventionality of the fashion world. The show is composed of drawings and collages from Nick’s collection of works that reveal his interpretation of women, their objectification and how they are portrayed in fashion publications.

Recently, Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue magazine commented on how fashion has taken a turn from “body-conscious” dressing to “body-unconscious” dressing, revealing the way women have changed their emphasis on their bodies, the way they dress and the new silhouette that covers them. In “body-uncon” Nick shows his artistic view of body shape and this distinctly new proportional way of dressing. Nick’s use of line and innate sense of design and space infuses all of his work. His work is highly aesthetically driven and filled with humour and playfulness. Each piece evokes conversation without seeking approval.

“When I was going through all of my drawings, I realized there were many references to fashion magazines and ideas of both covering and exposing the body. Presenting them in a venue with as much character as Type was an idea that was irresistible and conjured up images of Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face. After all, her character’s transformation into an unconventional beauty started in a bookstore.” – Nick

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