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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Thursday opening at Atticus Bookstore Cafe in New Haven

Atticus Café
1082 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 776-4040
Wall Art: The Photography of Philip Rubin
Through Feb. 21, 2010
Opening Reception: Thurs., Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m.

Press release

For over 25 years, Philip Rubin has been photographing wall art in urban locations around the world. The photos on display in this exhibit comprise one group of images from a book presently in development called Wall Art that features art that appears in public places, including murals, painted buildings, and a variety of street art.

All profits from sale of photographs in this exhibit will be donated to IRIS: Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, in New Haven, Connecticut.

Philip Rubin was born in Newark, New Jersey. In the 1960s he was a rock guitarist. He received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Connecticut. In the 1970s he began working at Haskins Laboratories, in New Haven, Connecticut, where he developed software for music and speech synthesis. In the 1980s he was a research scientist and started his administrative career. In the 1990s he was a principal in a multimedia company that developed websites and games.

Rubin's photography has been featured at a number of shows including What You Write? A Graffiti Show at the Small Space Gallery at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven; Philip Rubin: Photographs of Urban Art at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport; and This and That at the City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport.

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