Get thee to Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, where a strong show now hangs, “Ruth Weisberg: Now & Then,” works by the Los Angeles artist pictured above. This Saturday afternoon, Ms. Weisberg will personally guide a tour through her paintings and drawings that are on beautiful display in the LaBrea Avenue gallery.
The exhibition reveals Weisberg’s long interest in re-imagining the works of past masters 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.
Since her arrival in Los Angeles in 1969, Ruth Weisberg has been a formidable influence and mentor to decades of artists in this city and beyond. With more than 80 solo exhibitions and nearly 200 group exhibitions internationally, Weisberg is the first living painter to have been afforded a solo exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum of Art.Ruth Weisberg’s work is included in the permanent collections of over 60 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Whitney Museum of American Art, Portland Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Getty Research Institute, Norton Simon Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Detroit Institute of Arts, Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, and the Instituto Nationale per la Grafica in Rome, among many others.
She is currently a professor at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts.
And to double down on supporting talented female artists, as gallerist Rutberg obviously has done, you can also view, concurrently, “Claire Falkenstein, An Expansive Universe.” Together these two shows give a superb museum-like experience in an art gallery.
Ruth Weisberg guided gallery tour | Jack Rutberg Fine Arts | Saturday April 14, 2 & 4 pm | rsvp required