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    Pangaea: New Art From Africa And Latin America
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SELECTED WORKS BY Ruth Root

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Ruth Root
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2004

Enamel on aluminium

123 x 182 cm
Ruth Root’s large scale geometric panels draw from the lineage of non-objective painting. Evoking reference to Piet Mondrian, Ellsworth Kelly, and Olivier Mosset, Root’s playfully orchestrated compositions engage with the fundamental principles of formalism while simultaneously interacting with contemporary modes of interpretation.

Rendered on shaped, ultra-thin aluminium sheeting, Root’s paintings corrupt the idea of pre-fab form. Confined to the curvilinear borders of her canvas, Root’s componentized swatches of colour reveal an unorthodox organic quality transgressing the tradition of the grid as sigmoid fields, and allowing the seamless application of her paint to slightly bevel at the sharply cropped edges. Root’s paintings are often exhibited flush to the gallery walls, creating an allusion to decaled logotypes and an optical intervention with architectural space.

Though primarily concerned with the tautology of painting itself, Root is often inspired by the phenomenon of urban experience. Her bold industrial colours and aesthetically ordered geometries invoke cityscapes, product design, and 1960s technographics. The liminal quality of her paintings elicits dialogue with digitised media: the consummate flatness of her paintings condenses the illusions of solidity and space into virtual fields, compelling in their dynamic assertion and physically insubstantiality.
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Ruth Root
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2004

Enamel on aluminium

167 x 119 cm
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Ruth Root
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2004

Enamel on aluminium

123 x 182 cm
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Ruth Root
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2004

Enamel on aluminium

121.9 x 106.7 cm






Other artists in
Artists in future exhibitions

Dawit Abebe    Caroline Achaintre    Rebecca Ackroyd    Markus Amm    Helene Appel    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Michael Bauer    Diann Bauer    Dan Bayles    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Katherine Bernhardt    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Alina and Jeff Bliumis    Gabriella Boyd    Matti Braun    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    David Brooks    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Inez de Coo    Jessica Craig-Martin    Ana Cvorovic    Ian Davis    Nicholas Dedics    Tomory Dodge    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    Annabel Emson    Carlos Noronha Feio    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    Hilary Harnischfeger    Chris Hawtin    Kati Heck    David Herbert    Patrick Hill    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    Elliot Hundley    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Merlin James    Tillman Kaiser    Eddy Ilunga Kamuanga    Alice Könitz    Terence Koh    John Korner    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    Andrea Lehmann    Juliette Losq    Christina Mackie    Jill Mason    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Lucy McKenzie    Martin McMurray    Turay Mederic    Robert Melee    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Yasumasa Morimura    Luisa Mota    Nick Nowicki    Matt O'dell    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Marius Pfannenstiel    Arthur Prior    Max Prus    Neil Raitt    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Halsey Rodman    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Stefan Sandner    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Michael Schultz    Macrae Semans    Conrad Shawcross    Jamie Shovlin    Agathe Snow    Martina Steckholzer    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Caroline Walker    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Susanne M. Winterling    Saskia Olde Wolbers     Yeesookyung    Haeri Yoo

Ruth Root's BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1967, Chicago
Lives and works in New York City



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2009
Ruth Root, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
Ruth Root, Maureen Paley Gallery, London, England

2008
Ruth Root, Marta Cervera Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Ruth Root, Gallery Minmin, Japan
Ruth Root, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC

2005
Ruth Root, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria

2004
Ruth Root, Maureen Paley Interim Art, London
Ruth Root, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid

2003
Ruth Root, "Statements", Art Basel, Miami
Ruth Root, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC

2001
Ruth Root, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC

2000
Ruth Root, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy
Ruth Root, Nylon Gallery, London, England

1999
Ruth Root, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC

1997
Ruth Root; Abstract Paintings for Beds, AAA Gallery, NYC
Ruth Root, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2009
Print, Mushroom Works, Newark upon Tyne, England

2008
Take Me There Show Me The Way, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY
David Reed Studio, New York, NY
Gallery Minmin, Japan

2007
Neointegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Bushels, Bundles & Barrels, Superfund Investment Center, New York, NY
The Painting Show-Slipping Abstraction, Mead Gallery, Coventry, England

2006
Untitled (for H.C. Westermann), The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Ruth Root, Alex Brown, Cameron Martin, Sally Ross, Gallery Minmin, Tokyo, Japan

2005
The Early Show, White Columns, New York, NY

2004
Painting & Sculpture, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2003
Greetings from New York: A Painting Show, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
20th Anniversary, Welcome Home, Gavin BrownĂ­s Enterprise, Corp., New York, NY

2002
Jump, Curated by Ross Neher, The Painting Center, New York, NY
I-Beam, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY
Inheriting Matisse: The Decorative Contour in Contemporary Art, Curated by Michelle Grabner, Rocket Gallery, London, England
Acme Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Abstract Redux, Danese Gallery, New York, NY
State of the Gallery, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2001
The Approximative, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Painting show, Curated by Laura Owens, Chicago Project Room, Los Angeles, CA

2000
Fuel Serve, Curated by Kenny Schachter, Kenny Schachter/Rove, New York, NY
Salty Salute, West Wing Art Space, Toronto, Canada
Perfidy -Exhausted Embrace, Curated by Martyn Simpson and Daniel Sturgis, Convent Sainte Marie de La Tourette, Eveux, France
Kosmobiologie, Curated by Nancy Chaikin, Bellwether Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1999
Fifteen, Deutsche Bank, Curated by Walter Robinson, New York, NY
Free Coke, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Home and Away, Curated by Kirsty Bell, Gavin BrownĂ­s Enterprise, Corp., New York, NY
Son-of-a-Guston, Curated by Nina Bovasso, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
Cambio, Part 2, Curated by Kenny Schachter, Museo Universitario Del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico
Sassy Nuggets, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
New Museum Benefit Auction, Pierogi 2000 Portfolios, New York, NY
Superfreaks: Part II, Odyssey, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

1997
Cambio, Curated by Kenny Schachter, 526 West 26th St., New York, NY
Wrong Place, Right Time, Curated by Giovanni Garcia-Fenech, Temporary Space, New York, NY
Vague Pop, Curated by Giovanni Garcia-Fenech, View room, New York, NY

1996
The Experimenters, Curated by Kenny Schachter, Lombard-Fried Fine Arts, New York, NY
Taking Stock, Curated by Kenny Schachter, 25 Broad Street, New York, NY
Texas Meets New York, Curated by Kenny Schachter, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
Bump, The Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY
The Death of the Death of Painting, Curated by Kenny Schachter, New York, NY

1995
Lookin' Good, Feelin' Good, 450 Gallery, New York, NY
Eat or Be Eaten/ Painting, Not Painting, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
X-Sightings, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1994
Crash, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY