Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles is currently featuring an expansive exhibition, “Modern & Contemporary Works: A Revolving Exhibition” which includes paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture spanning nearly 100 years. More than seventy works of intimate and monumental scale, featuring an impressive range of international artists, makes this ambitious group show a rare and engaging exhibition.
Highlights of Works on View:
· Spanish Contemporary artist Jordi Alcaraz, an emerging force, following his recent museum exhibition in Barcelona and celebrated exhibitions in Madrid, Cologne and Berlin, is shown with several of his poetic constructions.
• Hans Burkhardt, increasingly celebrated as one of America’s most extraordinary 20th century painters, whose career spanned his early associations with Arshile Gorky in the 1920s and 30s, through a remarkable body of work created after his move to L.A. where he broke aesthetic barriers unprecedented by his counterparts in the east coast and Europe.
· Patrick Graham, Ireland’s leading contemporary painter, currently featured in the major museum exhibition, “The Quick and the Dead,” at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, Ireland through September, 27, 2009 is represented here with several works including a monumental painting. Also included in our exhibition are drawings by Timothy Hawkesworth - one of the four artists featured “The Quick and the Dead.”
· Llyn Foulkes is represented through a uniquely surreal painting and assemblage. Foulkes was recently featured in a memorable installation of his works at the Hammer Museum’s exhibition, “Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from L.A.”
· Ruth Weisberg’s formidable painting, “The Blessing,” is shown following its inclusion as the seminal work of her recent solo exhibition, “Ruth Weisberg: Guido Cagnacci and The Resonant Image” at the Norton Simon Museum.
· Jerome Witkin, who continues to elicit wide recognition as one of the most extraordinary contemporary narrative painters, is included with his trademarked psychologically charged works.
· Francisco Zuniga, Mexico’s most important 20th century sculptor, is represented by drawings and works in bronze. We take this opportunity to invite institutions, collectors, and dealers to submit works for the forthcoming publication of Volume V of the ZúZiga Catalogue Raisonné.
· Sam Francis is represented by a large-scale painting as well as an exceedingly rare early gouache of the 1950s and other unique works on paper.
Among the many artists included in this expansive exhibition are:
Jordi Alcaraz, Pierre Alechinsky, Peter Alexander, John Baldessari, Hannelore Baron, Norman Bluhm, Cecily Brown, Hans Burkhardt, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Fred Eversley, Oskar Fischinger, Llyn Foulkes, Sam Francis, Frank Gehry, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Patrick Graham, George Grosz, James Havard, Timothy Hawkesworth, Stanley William Heyter, Paul Jenkins, Frederick Kann, Kaethe Kollwitz, Henri Matisse, Roberto Matta, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Henry Moore, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Marino Marini, Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Susan Rothenberg, Georges Rouault, Edward Ruscha, Morgan Russell, Frank Stella, Donald Sultan, Mark Tobey, Maurice de Vlaminck, Max Weber, Ruth Weisberg, Jerome Witkin, Francisco Zuniga, and others.
Founded in 1979, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts has presented major exhibitions of important Modern and Contemporary European, American and Latin American artists. Since its inaugural exhibition featuring the works of Arshile Gorky and Hans Burkhardt, the gallery has continued to present museum-quality exhibitions placing contemporary paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings in historical context.
Established at its current La Brea Avenue location in 1981, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts has featured solo exhibitions of a wide range of artists spanning the 20th century including Alexander Calder, Georges Rouault, Pablo Picasso, Kaethe Kollwitz, Max Weber, Francisco Zuniga, Antoni Tapies, Ed Ruscha, Patrick Graham, Ruth Weisberg, Jerome Witkin, Sam Francis, and others. Noteworthy thematic exhibitions presented by the gallery have included major surveys of German Expressionism, Latin American Masters, California Modern Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Art, as well as numerous thematic group exhibitions.
The gallery is particularly noteworthy for its emphasis on education through its exhibitions, numerous lectures and panel discussions. Through those endeavors, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is an important resource for established and beginning collectors, art historians, and museums internationally.
“Modern & Contemporary Works: A Revolving Exhibition” currently through September 30. Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is located at 357 North La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For further information phone: 323 938-5222 or email email@example.com