Tuesday, March 6, 2012

RUTH WEISBERG : NOW AND THEN

The exhibition reveals Weisberg's decades-long interest in re-imagining the works of such past masters as Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Velazquez, Blake and Corot. Through fresco-like effects in her unstretched paintings, as well as the veils of washes in her masterful lithographs, Weisberg brings past-time into contemporary context. She also extends that dialogue with artists who have had a profound influence upon her and modern art history in two paintings in this front gallery by imagining her daughter in the company of Alberto Giacometti in the 1989 painting entitled Alone, Together. Again her progeny, as surrogate for the artist herself, is seen in another work entitled Now, Then from 1990, places her daughter in Giacometti's studio, based upon actual historical photographs of its interior.