Ruth’s immensely satisfying assemblage/paintings transform mundane objects into lively narratives for viewers to interpret. Ruth’s art world experience is apparent in her visual sophistication, and in her deft manipulation of found and ephemeral materials.
As Santee describes the theme and the new pieces:
“The Shift involves letting go of past conclusions and venturing out into less familiar territory. Sparked by the freedom and expressive quality of my sketchbooks, this current body of work represents the beginnings of a new adventure. My process will repeat in 2 years or so when I find my work too tight, too engineered, and the need to break free is overwhelming.”
Ruth Santee: Shift
Exhibition Dates: October 11 – November 17, 2018
Reception for the artist: First Friday, November 5, 2018 from 6pm – 9 pm
770 West Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612