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Ruth A. Keitz: Silent Interiors That Speak opens Nov. 3

28 Harrison Avenue #3

 

The Fort Worth Community Art Center is pleased to announce a juried solo exhibition by Ruth A. Keitz from Los Fresnos, TX. The exhibition opens Friday, November 3, 2017 and runs until Wednesday, November 22, 2017. A reception honoring the artist will take place on Friday November 3, from 6 to 8 in the evening in Gallery 6 at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, 76107.

Ruth A. Keitz has been involved in art since elementary school. She participated in Saturday art classes at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, PA from fourth grade through high school. (Well known graduates of the Carnegie Institute program include Philip Pearlstein and Andy Warhol.)

However, it was her father who ran a part-time business painting lines for parking lots, crosswalks, and directional traffic arrows who claimed to have taught her how to paint while working for him summer nights. Perhaps there is more truth than fiction here considering the linear structure of many of her works and the recurring subject matter of night skies.

After graduating with a BA in art from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, she went to the University of Texas at Austin to continue her education. She was a student of Kelly Fearing and Michael Frary. She completed her MFA in art education with a minor in studio art and a PhD in curriculum and instruction with a minor in studio art.

Her art explores the concept of linear perspective and the concept of the picture plan appearing to advance or recede. Her training in art history has influenced her art:

  • Renaissance linear perspective and the Renaissance concept of the picture plane as a window to the world with its perceived depth and space;
  • Baroque compositions that spill towards us from the picture plane.

The stuff of her art is as likely to be the discards of industrialization as the discards of nature. She enjoys the “thingness,” the uniqueness of objects and materials: texture, shape, color, contrast. All the work uses an extensive mix of found man-made and natural materials.

Her mixed media and collage works include series, such as, “Silent Interiors,” “Fragmented Box,” “Night Windows,” “Moonrise Rift,” “28 Harrison Ave,” “1601 Pine Hollow Road,” and “Doors with No View.”
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If you would like more information about this or high-resolution images associated with this release, please contact:
Contact name: Ruth A. Keitz Number: +1 956-371-2951 Email: keitzra@gmail
Website: RuthKeitzArt.com includes a preview of the exhibition, “Nov. 3-22: Silent Interiors That Speak”


Artist’s Statement

Silent Interiors That Speak

My mixed media collages and constructions reflect my interest in the physicality of objects, their “thingness”: textures, shapes, colors. Regardless of the subject matter, message, or symbolism, all my work uses mixed media and often includes a variety of found objects. The stuff of my art is likely to be ropa usada or other man-made discards or the discards of nature.

“Silent Interiors That Speak” explores how we create a space/room where we live and where we work. The Silent Interiors include former classrooms where I have taught, former offices, views from rooms in my home, views of room in what was my sister’s home, and empty rooms in my childhood home.

HOW WE LOOK OUT OF A ROOM TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD

G-115 Classroom: views through the window of the classroom door, across the hall, through the window
of another classroom door, and through the window of that classroom to the outside.

LHSB 1.602 Classroom: the architectural view of the adjacent buildings would change depending on where I stood and the daily weather conditions; the sky, changing and unchanging; walls that were some days impenetrable and other days nonexistent; an entry door with a window that had no view; never determining the exact hue of the neutral white walls, sometimes warm sometimes cool!

View from the Studio: explores the same view which is never the same. Changes in seasonal or daily light create patterns of shadows that harmonize and contrast with the lattice covered pergola and the tile accent. My private patch of sky changes its color. Usually the varying patch of blue is empty, but sometimes I am startled by the glimpse of a fleeting airplane or a bird.

HOW THE OUTSIDE WORLD SPILLS INTO OUR SPACE/ROOM

Night Window: explores images of the darkened sky as seen by the naked eye and as revealed by the unconscious mind at night in dreams: sometimes the sweetly poetic and sometimes the omnia noctis (omens of the night).

Moonrise Rift: explores the sensuous texture of the sky and the
palpable quality of its blackness as the brilliant glow of the moon tears and tatters the fabric of night.

G-115 Classroom/Camera Obscura: examines the outside visual world spilling into the classroom. Like the tiny pinhole of the Renaissance camera obscura, the window of the silent, empty room floods the space with the inverted images of the outside world.

HOW PART OF US REMAINS IN A SPACE/ROOM AFTER WE LEAVE

PB1: remembering a shared office space that became an office only for me.

28 Harrison Ave: remembering the rooms of my sister’s home which are now silent.

HOW OUR MEMORY RESHAPES THE PAST OVER THE PASSAGE OF TIME

1601 Pine Hollow Road: looking back over the elapsed years to the spaces and rooms that shaped me.

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FRIDAY NIGHT! James Zamora: #Interiors from @instagram at Ro2 Art

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Opening Friday!

at Ro2 Art [popup]
The Shotgun – 1717 Gould Street (in the Cedars area)

JAMES ZAMORA

#interiors from @instagram

Friday, May 20, 2016
7-10pm

Ro2 Art [popup] at The Shotgun
1717 Gould Street in The Cedars
Dallas, Texas 75215Ro2 Art

is proud to announce #interiors from @instagram

— an exhibition of new paintings by Denton-based artist James Zamora, taking place from May 20 through June 5, 2016 at The Shotgun, located at 1717 Gould Street in The Cedars neighborhood of Dallas. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 20 from 7 to 10pm.

James Zamora is a contemporary realist painter investigating ongoing trends and popular products and their effects on the consumer. Born in Graham, TX, Zamora earned his BFA in painting and drawing from The University of North Texas in 2010, and his MFA in painting from Texas Woman’s University in 2015. Zamora has exhibited nationally and numerous personal and public collections. Zamora has appeared in several publications including New American Paintings and The Huffington Post.

 

“As a realist painter living through social media, I’ve stumbled upon a movement, an ideal. I began to notice a particular aesthetic saturating the cyber world. This aesthetic presents to the public an ideal lifestyle in one’s home life and how to seize the everyday. These lifestyle Instagram accounts give us a facade, beautifully lit photographs, overexposed whites, design, and an overall positive outlook that could be interpreted as “fake”. There are both positive responses as well as negative responses to the idea of “Living Authentic” through Instagram accounts. My aim is to record interiors from Instagram taken by lifestyle and branding professionals, and express to an audience how many people buy into an image with the number of “likes” that photo has received. My paintings have altered these Instagram photos to a place of contemplation by simply abstracting details and leaving the viewer with the photo’s natural design and composition. And through this investigation I get to paint bright, well composed images, and raise an awareness of this aesthetic movement into the everyday.”
– James Zamora, 2016

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Zhulong Gallery Presents my shoes, my stove, my life, a Solo Exhibition by Luke Dowd

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Zhulong Gallery is pleased to present my shoes, my stove, my life, a solo exhibition of recent digital works on canvas by London-based artist Luke Dowd. Earnest photographs of the artist’s stovetop serve as studies on both life and the formal and physical elements of image making. Evoking reflected light, the most subtle additions of color emphasize the act of technologic image-capture, be it through a scan of an already image, or the flash of a camera. Balanced arrangements and re-arrangements of a pair of the artist’s favorite shoes, a wine glass, various fruits shown from above, mirror the subdued aesthetic.

my shoes, my stove, my life will open on Friday, May 15, 2015 with an artist reception from 6-9P and run until June 20, 2015 at Zhulong Gallery, which is open Tuesday-Saturday 10A-5P. For more information or to schedule a private viewing, email info@zhulonggallery.com.

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Zhulong Gallery
1302 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207
Hours
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Also By Appointment
(469) 248 0345

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