Present Fugitive features Ruth Pastine’s nearly monochromatic color-field paintings that challenge preconceptions about the perceptual experience through the mercurial shift of warm and cool color identities. Engaging complementary color systems, Pastine transforms the materiality of the canvas surface into an optically immaterial experience. The dichotomy of opposition is explored through the sensual presence of surface in concert with the ephemerality of light, materializing paintings that paradoxically bring the viewer’s attention to the seamless hand-painted surfaces, which optically dissipate and pulse towards their edges. The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation acquired Ruth Pastine’s iconic Primary Blue Orange #2 for its permanent collection.
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
Ace Gallery Beverly Hills
9430 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
888 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
318 NW 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127
Gallery Sonja Roesch
2309 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004
California Dreaming: Contemporary Art from the Weisman Art Foundation at Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art:
August 29 to December 10, 2017
Ethereal Material at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills:
September 10 to November 26, 2016
Made in California: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation at Mana Contemporary:
January 24 to July 27, 2016
Made in California: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation at Mana Wynwood:
December 3 to 6, 2015
Present Fugitive at Gallery Sonja Roesch:
November 6 to December 31, 2010