Studio 131 at the Rubenstein Arts Center 2020 Campus Dr Durham,
Raleigh artist Bill Thelen is in residency at the Ruby Jan 19–Feb 5, and his project culminates in a special one-day-only pop-up installation.
Thelen’s creation for the Ruby’s grand opening, Biscuit Station, will be large enough for visitors to walk in and order a “biscuit” (ingestion not recommended). Visitors will receive a small lino print based on Thelen’s drawings. Biscuit Station “workers” (aka students) will take your order and print custom-order fillings such as egg, sausage, cheese, etc. The prints, rolled out right in front of you, are interchangeable and can be stacked to meet every order. Double egg, pimento cheese, fried chicken patty?” No problem!
The installation will also feature posters, banners, drawings, and screen prints around the theme of southern culture and southern cooking. Thelen will use supplies from Durham’s Scrap Exchange—diverted from area landfills—to create this work.