PRESENT FUGITIVE

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.

LOCATIONS

Ace Gallery Beverly Hills
9430 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Mana Contemporary 
888 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Mana Wynwood
318 NW 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127

Gallery Sonja Roesch
2309 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004

DATES

Ethereal Material at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills:
September 10 to October 31, 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

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