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OVER OVER THREE DECADES OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
January 12 - February 4, 2006
New York, NY

Art @ Large
presents:

Suspend
The surrealistic renderings of Ruth Waldman

Artist reception: Thursday, January 12, 2006, 6 - 9:00 PM.

"My work explores the tension that occurs in the meeting of opposing energies and forces -- such as male and female, dominance and submission, angelic and diabolic -- and proposes that different sides of our nature co-exist in a tenuous symbiosis. I represent this with fantastic, biomorphic creatures whose interactions are simultaneously symbiotic and antagonistic, similar to Renaissance grotesques and mythological hybrids such as the Minotaur."

Eric Drury of The Artful Mind described her work as "….an elaborate trapeze act rendered by the stylistic progeny of Dr. Seuss and Hieronymus Bosch" and notes that "the eroticism and tension…. doesn’t present itself immediately, instead the work seems more playful and lighthearted."

Larissa Harris of Artforum magazine has described Waldman’s work as "a latticework of tender, multicolored living parts, some leather-clad and stretched taut by hooks," that "evoked Dr. Seuss as much as de Sade."

Ruth’s work has been included in exhibitions throughout the US including, "Everland" at Annina Nosei in New York, "Beautiful Dreamers" at Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio, "Contemporary Erotic Drawing" at Diverseworks in Houston and the Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art in Connecticut.

Art @ Large
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM -- or call. Free admission.
The Film Center Building
630 Ninth Avenue No. 707, New York, NY 10036  Map  212.957.8371

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