One Day Only: Tuesday, April 28
Hatch Art, 3456 Evaline Street, Hamtramck
College for Creative Studies graduating Fine Arts senior D.H. Ruthenberg presents FLING, a thesis show.
A formal sensibility covers all aspects of these pieces in how they relate to each other visually via the isolation of objects and shapes. In the series of photographic images In Bed, the body is being looked at in an abstract way. For example, in the image of the body with a gun, the body is not that different than the gun. The gun connotes violence, but here, is aesthetically derived as a stylized object, shape and form. Embed utilizes steel wool pads relating to each other in a grid. This arrangement juxtaposes different shapes and colors, which in turn reference gender and create a Gestalt unique to the cast. In Flange, US Military helmets are formally arranged in a stylized manner that calls attention to the detailed forms. In contrast to the previous series of images and objects, the charcoal drawing Shell shows a single, isolated object.
Objects, concepts, images, and language. Looking at my work, I know that these things are all connected but struggle with understanding how and am frustated by the absence of definitive answers. I draw, paint, sculpt. I play. I dance with volition and autonomy. I pick up a camera and study the results on a 24-inch screen and marvel at technology. I experiment with manufacturing techniques — encapsulation, CNC routing, and thermoform production methods used in mass duplication.