September 8 - November 10, 2012
Jerald Melberg Gallery presents its fifth solo exhibition of paintings by Brian Rutenberg. Titled River, the exhibition is a new collection of richly tectured paintings that continues to explore the artist's fascination with the landscape. Rutenberg says, As a painter my entire world exists in the rectangle of the canvas and I adore the practice of spending months stacking delicate skins of color on a flat surface to suggest light where there was dark, space where there was flatness, and emotion without uttering a word.
A South Carolina native, Rutenberg received a BFA from the College of Charleston and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Among his numerous awards and achievements, he is a Fulbright Scholar, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow and an Irish Museum of Modern Art Work Programme Recipient. Since 1985 Rutenberg has been honored with over 100 gallery and museum exhibitions across the United States.