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Close Encounters, December 2011 © Courtesy of the Artist and Riverside Art Museum
Close Encounters

3425 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
January 5th, 2012 - March 30th, 2012
Opening: January 5th, 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.riversideartmuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
inland empire
PHONE:  
951-684-7111
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
TAGS:  
works on paper

DESCRIPTION

The Riverside Art Museum is pleased to exhibit CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, works on paper by Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Julie Torres.

Torres’ works are visually potent, portable exercises in color and composition, and of the psychologically-charged underpinnings that they explore. The works on view at RAM can be divided into two groups: composite works, known as her “puzzle paintings,” which consist of grids of individual works on paper that serve both as their own works and inform parts of the larger whole, and individual works on paper. Torres’ unbridled experimentation and expression conjures relations to Modernist artists Philip Guston and Eva Hesse’s lesser known works on paper, while achieving a freshness that still relates to contemporary movements. Torres says of her artistic process:

I like to explore the area between what's private and what's exposed. I enjoy paintings that are secretive and a little unclear. I try to never think when I'm painting because, if I do, I'll ruin it.

For more information on the artist, click here.