Ruth Pastine

United's Polaris Lounge opens at LAX with works by Ruth Pastine, Chris Trueman, and Rema Ghuloum

January 25, 2019

United Airlines will unveil its fifth Polaris Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Saturday. The new 12,122-square-foot facility is the fifth dedicated Polaris Lounge that the carrier has debuted.

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport got the first Polaris Lounge in late 2016. Subsequently, Polaris lounges have opened at Newark Liberty International Airport, George W. Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport and San Francisco International Airport.

The new Polaris Lounge at LAX will be available to passengers traveling internationally in United Polaris international business class cabin and to passengers traveling in first or business class on Star Alliance partner carriers.

The design of the LAX Polaris Lounge and the food and beverage offerings emphasize a Southern California touch.

Artwork featured in the new lounge is by Los Angeles-based artists, including Rema Ghuloum, Chris Trueman and Ruth Pastine.

Ruth Pastine in California Dreamin: Contemporary Art from the Weisman Art Foundation

August 29, 2017

California Dreaming: Contemporary California Art from the Weisman Art Foundation

August 29 – December 10, 2017

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art 

This exhibition marks the 25th anniversary of the Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine, dedicated on Sept 12, 1992. It celebrates the varied styles found in contemporary California art from the 1960s to the present, an important focus of the Frederick Weisman collection. Curated by Billie Milam Weisman.

Ruth Pastine in Between Two Worlds at SFMOMA

August 5, 2017

Between Two Worlds: Art of California

August 5, 2017–March 4, 2018

This installation of the newly dedicated California galleries focuses on Bay Area and Los Angeles artists active from the 1960s to now. Some of the works on display explore the political possibilities of decoration, celebrating styles historically dismissed as “feminine” and unambitious. Others delight in the California landscape, their bold experiments with color, perception, and light inspired by the state’s visual pleasures — including its smog-enhanced sunsets. But all, regardless of topic or form, exist “between two worlds,” a phrase that Berkeley-born artist John McCracken used to describe art’s union of the physical world with the world of imagination. The art of California is one of SFMOMA’s great strengths, and this presentation spotlights new additions to our holdings, as well as rarely shown works from the collection.

Publication - Ruth Pastine: The Inevitability of Truth

May 4, 2016

Edward Cella Art & Architecture is pleased to announce the publication of Ruth Pastine: The Inevitability of Truth. The catalogue features 43 pages with stunning full color images of the works and installation images from the exhibition. An essay by Sarah P. Hanson offers historical context for the work, and insight into Pastines's meticulous painting process.

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Exhibition: Made in California: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

December 3, 2015

Made in California: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Mana Wynwood, Miami, FL, December 3-6, 2015

A definitive view of contemporary art produced in the Golden State, from the 1950s to the present. Including artwork by Ruth Pastine. 

Exhibition: Ruth Pastine "Present Tense" at the Carnegie Art Museum

March 15, 2015

Ruth Pastine: Present Tense at the Carnegie Art Museum, March 15 - May 24, 2015.

This exhibition shares the artist's latest advances in showing perceptual interactions of color and light. Ruth Pastine's work is noted for creating an optically sublime experience of ethereal light in an indefinable space.

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Exhibition: Ruth Pastine "Attraction" at the Museum of Art & History

January 18, 2014

Ruth Pastine Attraction: 1993-2013 at Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH), January 18 - March 16, 2014

Curated by Andi Campognone, Pastine's survey show at MOAH featured pivotal paintings and pastel works on paper from the past two decades and was accompanied by an exhibition catalog with essays by Donald Kuspit and Peter Frank and an appreciation by DeWain Valentine.  The 84 page color monograph may be previewed and ordered online by clicking here

Publication: Ruth Pastine "Counterpoint"

December 18, 2013 - ECAA

With an introduction by Edward Cella, this catalogue presents, Counterpoint, a new series of pastel works on paper by Ruth Pastine. In marked departure for the artist in terms of media and technique, the new sequence of drawings conveys a renewed sense of immediacy and expanded polychromatic range.  Published 2012 in soft cover with fifty-nine pages.  Available for $35.00.