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Casey Ruble: Except in Struggle

by Jonah Samson
on 17 October 2008

Casey Ruble's first solo show in New York depicts one of the prettiest battle scenes I've ever seen. Each of her colorful and delicate paintings depicts a superficial struggle between warriors, but just below the surface, a deeper struggle between colors, Eastern and Western influences, as well as between abstraction and pictorialism, plays out.

Her visually dense images manage to find harmony between conflicting shapes, patterns, colors and different visual traditions. Meticulously cut out from the paper on which they were painted, the paintings look as if the battles are occurring while floating on a cloud.


You can find more information on Casey Ruble on her website. Her current show "Except in Struggle" is on view at Foley Gallery, see details below.


Except in Struggle
Through 15 November 2008
Foley Gallery
547 W 27th Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10001
tel +1 212 244 9081

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