Chance Rays features Ruth Pastine’s nearly monochromatic paintings that engage the artist’s Red Green, Blue Orange, and Yellow Violet Series in the Suprematist square. Pastine advances her minimalist works through rigorous formal systems. In optically seamless gradients composed with nuanced admixtures of complementary hues, Pastine’s surfaces appear to pulse with an inner luminosity towards the periphery of the surface continuum. Pastine’s finite color palette, paradoxically affords the essential parameters that access limitless possibility.

Pastine continues to evolve pure abstraction and the concept of Minimalist theory. Through her work, color and light are reduced to their most elemental form; working with oil-on-canvas thousands of small brush strokes appear visually seamless, producing an image that is both objective and dematerialized. Challenging our preconceptions, Pastine explores the subtle character and nuance of color. Pastine’s manipulation of color, light, and matter questions the perceptual experience and redefines the visual field.


Quint Gallery
7547 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Brian Gross Fine Art
248 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Claremont Graduate University
251 East 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711


New Paintings at Quint Gallery:
February 26 to April 3, 1999

Ray Paintings at Brian Gross Fine Art:
May 21 to July 3, 1998

Ruth Pastine Paintings at Deven Golden Fine Art:
January 29 to February 28, 1998

East Meets West at Claremont Graduate University:
September 16 to October 11, 1996


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