Respected American artist Ruth Weisberg, known internationally for her work in printmaking, will present a body of work at SRISA Gallery that covers a period from the mid 1970s until today. The artworks consist of over forty years of artistic production characterized by continuous variation in linguistic experimentation with a mastery of technique that can be found in dialogue with the relationship between art and life.
“For me, Art is a gift between artist and viewer, and a dialogue between past and present. My early years in Italy when I earned a Laurea from L’Accademia di Belle Arte di Perugia provided a passion for the great art of the past. I now make art out of all aspects of my identity, finding in the process that art integrates my experiences, beliefs and heritage. Printmaking and drawing have been preferred media all through my career, for the way in which they combine process, tactility and the layering of meaning.”
Srisa Gallery presenta la mostra personale di Ruth Weisberg, artista americana tra le più note e apprezzate per il suo lavoro nei domini dell’incisione. Le opere scelte per questa mostra coprono un periodo che va dalla metà degli anni Settanta a oggi, oltre quarant’anni di produzione artistica caratterizzati da una continua variazione nella sperimentazione linguistica, sempre attenta a congiungere la padronanza della tecnica con la profondità del rapporto tra arte e vita.
“Per me l’arte è uno scambio tra l’artista e l’osservatore e un dialogo tra passato e presente. I miei anni in Italia, quando mi sono laureata all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Perugia, mi hanno nutrito di una passione per la grandiosa arte del passato. Faccio arte con ogni aspetto della mia identità, trovando come integri tutte le mie esperienze e le mie visioni. Incisione e disegno sono stati i linguaggi prediletti in tutta la mia carriera, per come combinano il processo, la tattilità, e la stratificazione di significato”.
Ruth Weisberg, artist, Professor of Fine Arts and former Dean at the USC Roski School, is currently the Director of the USC Initiative for Israeli Arts and Humanities, and the founder and President of the Jewish Artists Initiative of Southern California. She received the Printmaker Emeritus Award from the Southern Graphic Council International in 2015 and the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Cultural Achievement Award in 2011. She has been the recipient of the Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Hebrew Union College, 2001, College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art Award 1999, Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome 2011,1995, 1994, and 1992. Her degrees are from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Perugia, Italy and the University of Michigan. Weisberg has had over 80 solo and 190 group exhibitions, including a major exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena and a retrospective, at the Skirball Museum, Los Angeles as well as a solo exhibition at the Huntington in San Marino. She was included in the ‘I,You’,We’ exhibition at the Whitney Museum in 2013. Her 2015 exhibition “Reflection Through Time” at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts included publication of a book of the same name. Her work is in sixty major Museum collections including The Art Institute of Chicago; The Biblioteque Nationale of France, Paris; Istituto Nationale per la Grafica, Rome; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery, Washington, D.C. and the Whitney Museum. Weisberg is represented by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts. www.jackrutbergfinearts.com-
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May 9, h. 6.30 pm
9 May - 23 May, 2017
mon-fri 10:00 am – 9:00 pm - free entrance
SRISA Gallery of Contemporary Art
Via San Gallo 53/R, 50129, Florence Italy