Monthly Archives: September 2018

Ruth

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Marisol Escobar’s wry portrait of Ruth Klingman, titled simply “Ruth” is on display at The Rose Art Museum this fall. Ruth is included in Passage, a wide-ranging selection of work from the permanent collection of the Rose.

Ruth Klingman had been Jackson Pollock’s mistress, and was the lone survivor of the car crash that killed Pollock and another friend in 1956. Constructed 5 years after Pollock’s death, in 1961, Marisol’s Ruth is made of carved and found wood, plaster casts, and found objects. Marisol’s signature draftsmanship details Ruth’s hair and facial features, using loose line work to create casual but accurate portraiture.  Ruth is a literally multifaceted portrait of a misunderstood, complicated woman who was—as Marisol herself was for a time—a part of Andy Warhol’s New York inner circle.

Marisol, an influential and once-widely-exhibited pop artist, is due for a long-overdue retrospective at the Albright Knox gallery

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Niho Kozuru at the Society of Arts & Crafts

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Niho Kozuru currently has an exhibition up at the Society of Arts + Crafts in Boston’s Seaport District. “Infinite Vibration” is her tallest work to date at 20 feet, made especially for the space. Niho will give a gallery talk this Saturday, Sept. 8, from 2–4pm.

SAC Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 6 & Sunday 11 – 5 (until 9pm on Thursday)

Eva Hesse on American Masters

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Now free to watch on PBS.org or the corresponding app: Artists Flight: Eva Hesse, a documentary about this groundbreaking sculptor of the 1960s. Too long in the shadows, Eva’s work is emerging as some of the most seminal sculpture of the 20th century.