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At the Gallery

July 2014

Second Saturday Art Walk // July 12th 2014, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

9 July - 2 August

New Paintings by Ruth Santee

The non-moving, non-living ‘still life’ has a centuries old tradition in fine art.  Historically, objects painted (flowers, bottles, fruit, candles, skulls) often reflected a message of moral and religious importance.


Ruth Santee’s still life paintings are observational explorations of common banal objects; their structure, color, texture, proportions and the shadows they cast, are all significant elements in individual works. As significant as the object choice is, the cast shadow it creates is equally important. The shadow serves a dual purpose of creating depth in the painting, but also as the allegorical dual self.  
The study of objects that may seem superficially unimportant, have led her to paint paintings that are metaphoric commentary on contemporary life and relationships.

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