We headed over to Stux to check out the opening of Kathy Ruttenberg‘s Nature of the Beast. It’s the Chicago native’s second solo exhibit at Stux. Ruttenberg’s work has received much acclaim in a number publications such as The New York Times, Art in America, The Independent and The Boston Globe. Resting in the medium of ceramic sculpture, Ruttenberg’s pieces touch on themes of feminism, intimacy, and woodland surrealism. Assistant Director Lucy Li sums up Ruttenberg’s work quite beautifully in Stux press release:
“Comparable to the works of Adrianna Varejao, Arlene Shechet, Louise Bourgeois and Maurizio Cattelan, Ruttenberg’s lush narratives are at once enchanting, idyllic and utterly devastating. Open-ended, stark ruminations on gender politics are decontextualized and reinstalled amidst foliage and creaturely beings.”
– Lucy Li.
Doing our all to pull her away from a throng of admirers, we had the pleasure of speaking with Ruttenberg about her inspiration as an artist, her new works, and the warm reception on opening night. Nature of the Beast will be on display through May 18th.
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