May 27 2022
Jun 25 2022
I Believe in Things I Cannot See, Darcie Book & Tammie Rubin

I Believe in Things I Cannot See, Darcie Book & Tammie Rubin

Presented by ICOSA Collective at ICOSA

The exhibition I Believe in Things I Cannot See invites you to experience ICOSA as a transformed immersive space of slippage and navigation. Utilizing large, sculptural forms composed primarily of paper, Rubin and Book create a spatial dichotomy and provide the opportunity to travel between two distinct realms. The artists investigate how to turn their collective space into an object, where awareness of body and movement become essential.


Darcie Book is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores paint as object and architecture through innovative processes using acrylic paint and metal leaf. Her extensive exhibition history includes the Baltimore Museum of Art, Fort Works Art, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Women & Their Work, and Fusebox Festival. Book has been published in Sculpture Magazine and the Manifest International Painting Annual. Residencies include Vermont Studio Center, Mauser Foundation (Costa Rica), and Facebook AIR.


Book co-founded Crit Nites, an inclusive initiative for contemporary artists to discuss their work and build relationships. Awards include the Belle Foundation for Cultural Development grant, an unsolicited international award for achievement in the arts and humanities.


Tammie Rubin is an artist whose sculptural practice considers the intrinsic power of objects as signifiers, wishful contraptions, and mythic relics while investigating the tension between the readymade and the handcrafted. Using intricate motifs, she delves into themes involving ritual, domestic and liturgical objects, mapping, migration, magical thinking, longing, and identity.  Rubin has exhibited widely, selections include Project Row Houses, Houston, TX., the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY., George Washington Carver Museum, Austin, TX., Mulvane Art Museum, KS., Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN., The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, TX., Women & Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX., and C24 Gallery, New York, NY. She’s represented by Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX., & Rivalry Projects, Buffalo, NY.

Rubin’s artwork has received reviews in publications such as Artforum, Art in America, Glasstire, The Brooklyn Rail, Austin American-Statesman, Austin Chronicle, Sightlines, Buffalo Rising, Tribeza, fields, Conflict of Interest, Arts and Culture Texas, Ceramics: Art & Perception, and Ceramics Monthly. Rubin is the recipient of the 2022 Tito’s Prize, and grants from Artist Trust in Seattle, the Illinois Arts Council, and Clay Houston. Born and raised in Chicago, Rubin lives in Austin, Texas where she is an Associate Professor of Ceramics & Sculpture at St. Edward’s University.

Admission Info

Free admission

Dates & Times

2022/05/27 - 2022/06/25

Additional time info:

Exhibition Dates: May 27 – June 25, 2022

Opening Reception: Friday, May 27, 7-10 pm

Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12-6 pm

Location Info


916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #102 , Austin, TX 78702