LOS ANGELES - The popular solo exhibition of Ruth Weisberg, "Ruth Weisberg: Now & Then," has now been extended through to June 30th, 2012 at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA. The exhibition opened February 18th with sister show "Claire Falkenstein: An Expansive Universe" as the gallery's contribution to the Getty's city - wide initiative,"Pacific Standard Time." For information about the show visit http://www.jackrutberfinearts.com/.
“Ruth Weisberg: Now & Then” presents paintings and works on paper by one of Los Angeles’ most celebrated figurative artists since her arrival in 1969. The exhibition, which includes her most recent paintings, and spanning more than three decades, reveals Weisberg’s unique vision through which the viewer sees the convergence of art history, personal memory, and cultural experience.
The exhibition reveals Weisberg’s decades-long interest in re-imagining the works of such past masters as Titian, Velazquez, Blake and Corot. Through fresco-like effects in her unstretched paintings, as well as the veils of washes in her masterful lithographs, Weisberg brings past-time into contemporary context.
Ruth Weisberg is currently a professor at USC, where she was one of the longest tenured Deans of the Roski School of Fine Arts. Ruth Weisberg is the first living painter to have been afforded a solo exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum of Art. She holds that distinction as well at the Huntington Library. Her first major survey in Los Angeles was in 1979 at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The subject of over 80 solo and 185 group exhibitions, Weisberg’s work is included in the permanent collections of over 60 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Whitney Museum of American Art, Portland Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Getty Research Institute, Norton Simon Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Detroit Institute of Arts, Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, and Rome Institute Nationale per la Grafica, among many others.
“Ruth Weisberg: Now & Then” opened February 18 and now extends through June at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, located at 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90036. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information, phone (323) 938-5222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org