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Los Angeles
Group Exhibition
Rosamund Felsen Gallery
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. Building B-4, Santa Monica, CA 90404
July 13, 2013 - August 10, 2013


The Book Shop: Ruth Greene at Rosamund Felsen Gallery

The so-called books by Los Angeles artist Ruth Greene now on view at Rosamund Felsen Gallery seem like they must be from the collection of an eccentric yet erudite bibliophile. The nearly 100 square plywood panels each have an ethereal wash of white or pale paint with a title handwritten across in black ink—sometimes several drafts have been conspicuously smeared out and revised. Several series or topics recur, such as a group of books authored by illustrious crows, and a persistent theme of unrequited love.

After passing the texts “Absence of Beauty” and “Absence of Beauty, illustrated,” I could no longer erase the grin on my face. Others viewing the works by Greene and other literary material in the show by Jean Lowe could be heard laughing out loud.

Ruth Greene, The Autobiography of Stilman Crow, acrylic and ink on plywood; courtesy the artist.

 

“The Book Shop” runs through August 10 at Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Santa Monica.



Posted by Karen Radziner on 7/23/13

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