Artists in Show

Reuben Rude

Bill Zindel

Secret HippiesNovember 11 - December 5, 2011


Secret Hippies
Video by Martha Traer


fabric8 is pleased to present Secret Hippies, a two-man show featuring works by artists Reuben Rude and Bill Zindel.

Inspired by the title of a Chris Burden performance art piece, Secret Hippies explores themes of melancholy, place, nostalgia, and the uncanny. Working individually and collaboratively, Rude and Zindel share an interest in collage and found materials, as well as draw inspiration from the urban environment, collecting, and music.

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 illustration at the Academy of Art. He utilizes his expertise in drawing, painting, and digital illustration in both the creative and commercial worlds, having shown in galleries, comic books, and magazines throughout the world.

Bill Zindel is an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer working in the Bay area. An obsessive collector of old magazines, books, and ephemera, his collage work is motivated by the frictions and harmonies that occur when disparate elements rub against each other to make something new. His work as a designer informs his art formally, but his love of cutting, pasting, and collecting goes back to childhood. Bill Zindel is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and has shown his work in San Francisco, New York, Detroit, Nashville, Omaha, Ireland, Berlin, and the Philippines.

Secret Hippies was on exhibit from November 11 through December 5 at fabric8, 3318 22nd Street near Valencia in San Francisco.


Secret Hippies