JACK RUTBERG FINE ARTS
357 North La Brea Ave., Los Angeles CA, 90036
Tel (323) 938-5222
Opening February 7, 2009
Reception 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Ruth Weisberg, “The Living Waters,” 1996, Oil and Acrylic on Paper, 40 x 52 inches.
PAINTINGS OF THE 1960S
The Ruth Weisberg and Hans Burkhardt exhibitions offer an opportunity to view two important Los Angeles artists. Weisberg has garnered an extraordinary roster of honors and prizes. She is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum inspired by a Guido Cagnacci painting in its collection; the museum’s first-ever solo exhibition of a contemporary painter extends through March 2. A similar distinction was afforded Weisberg by the Huntington Library and Art Collections in San Marino in 1999-2000, which invited the artist to create a body of work inspired by a work on paper in its collection. Weisberg’s response to William Blake's engravings for Dante's Inferno represented the first solo exhibition by a contemporary painter at the Huntington.
On February 27, as part of the College Art Association Conference (the nation’s largest and most distinguished collective of art historians, artists and educators) held this year in Los Angeles, Weisberg will one of two artists featured in the annual “Distinguished Artist Series.” (The other artist selected this year is Robert Irwin) In conjunction with the CAA conference, the Women’s Caucus for Art will award Weisberg this year’s Lifetime Achievement award on Feb. 28. The Rutberg Gallery exhibition "Ruth Weisberg - Selected Works" features paintings and works on paper spanning several decades that reveal Weisberg's unique vision through which the viewer sees the convergence of art history, personal memory, and cultural experience.
Concurrent with the Ruth Weisberg exhibition, Jack Rutberg Gallery will present "Hans Burkhardt: Paintings of the 1960s, Part II." This installation presents, in edited form, the nationally critically-acclaimed exhibition "Hans Burkhardt: Paintings from the 1960's," cited as one of the "Top Shows of 2008" of L.A. museums and galleries.
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