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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ruth Grotenrath at Elaine Erickson Gallery

When looking at a painting by Ruth Grotenrath, it is hard not to feel exuberant. Her paintings, particularly from the 1940s onward, plunge us into the delights of a bright palette and complex rhythms of pattern, manifest through still lifes both...
03.02.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
Whimsical: Capricious, fanciful, subject to erratic, unpredictable behavior. The result of an unrestrained imagination. A word which, I believe, is applied to art that we neither like nor understand but which we're nontheless afraid of criticizing. It's kind of like using the word "eccentric" to describe that rich and crazy aunt we're afraid to insult lest she cut us out of her will. It also happe...

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