Lisa Ruyter Exhibition
This event has ended.
Lisa Ruyter's painting practice is rooted in the photographic. Each of the artist's works begins with a photograph - seemingly casual, sometimes diaristic, yet chosen with an eye towards a possible future painting. Characterized by a surface simplicity, images are presented in outline and rendered recognizable through Ruyter's use of line and flat planes of color. Representational issues are often complicated through Ruyter's choice of non-naturalistic color. Seldom is the pictured object/person/place presented in a color corresponding to photographic reality. Rather, color is used in a disruptive manner highlighting an inherently abstract nature of "looking" and any subsequent re-presentation. The present exhibition consists of a series of new paintings as well as a site-specific wall piece. The new body of work focuses on images of both "the crowd" viewing as well as individuals engaged in the act of photographing. In each instance the "seen" is left un-pictured.
Opening Reception with artist: February 23rd, 18:00-20:00
[Image: "At Close Range" (2007) Acrylic on canvas 90 x 120cm Courtesy of the artist and Taka Ishii Gallery]
From 2008-02-23 To 2008-03-22