Ruth Read: Nine Empty Rooms

March 30th, 2016 – May 29th, 2016

artist installation

Ruth Read; The Garden in Winter

ArtLab Artist in Residence: March 30 – April 22

Gallery A Exhibition: April 19 – May 29

Introduction: RMG Fridays April 1, 7-10pm

Reception: RMG Fridays May 6, 7-10pm

Artist Talk: May 15, 1-3pm

Ruth Read received her BFA (sculpture) from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Since then she has exhibited in both group and solo shows at The Station Gallery, Whitby, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, the Visual Arts Centre, Clarington, and the Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, as well as other galleries in Ontario and St. John’s, Newfoundland. She has taught art classes at The Station Gallery, the Haliburton School of the Arts, the Visual Arts Centre, Clarington and for Fleming College.

An interest in structure and articulation is an underlying factor in all of my work. It has led directly to my interest in life drawing, portraiture, painting and installation sculptures, which incorporate the proportions of the human figure. I create an environment conceived in painterly terms while dealing with real and illusionary space. The viewer’s visual participation is engaged by using familiar objects which direct the mood of the work through association of ideas.

Inspired by the song by Fredrick Brooks, “Nine empty rooms” is a multi media sculpture installation reflecting on the abandoned house, memories of the past and its occupants. Further interpretations by music and dance  will be woven through the narrative.