PRESENTING:Saturday, 2/28, 12:40 - 1:30 p.m., Lexington Ahttp://www.brianrutenbergart.com/
Brian Rutenberg is one of the most highly acclaimed visual artists to come out of South Carolina since Jasper Johns. Born and raised in Myrtle Beach, Brian is currently based in New York City where he is regarded as one of the finest abstract painters in the United States. His landscape inspired abstractions use the light and geography of his native South Carolina Lowcountry as the starting point for his highly inventive and richly colored compositions. Brian’s paintings are included in public and private collections all over the world and can be found in such museums as Yale University Gallery of Art, Butler Institute of American Art, Peabody-Essex Museum of Art, Hunter Museum of Art, South Carolina State Museum, Gibbes Museum of Art, Greenville County Museum of Art, and many, many others. In 2006 the State Museum of South Carolina in Columbia mounted an important 88 piece retrospective of Rutenberg’s paintings and drawings. He is a Fulbright Scholar, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, and has been the recipient of numerous other awards. Brian is represented by Forum Gallery in New York & Los Angeles, Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, Toomey-Tourell Gallery in San Francisco, David Lusk Gallery in Memphis, and Tew Galleries in Atlanta. Upcoming solo exhibitions include:
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte March 13 – May 9, 2009
Gibbes Museum, Charleston October 23, 2009 – January, 10, 2010
This is the first major monograph on Brian’s work and was been published by Radius Books. This stunning hardback book will feature 85 color plates, 25 black and white, and was written by acclaimed art critic/ historian Martica Sawin.
GENRE(S): Visual Art brunching with authors: a moveable feast