Ruth Pastine

Review: San Francisco Examiner

September 20, 2014 - Greg Flood

Ruth Pastine Mind’s Eye/Sense Certainty Series at Brian Gross Fine Art, September 6 - October 25, 2014.

"Of equal importance in this work is the power they exert over us. These aren’t dumb paintings sitting on the wall waiting to be watched. They come and get us from across the length of the gallery. "

Review: Square Cylinder

September 10, 2014 - David M. Roth

Ruth Pastine Mind’s Eye/Sense Certainty Series at Brian Gross Fine Art, September 6 - October 25, 2014.

"The liminal effects she conjures are akin to those we see when looking at the ocean, where shifting atmospheric conditions confound our perception of color.  Pastine turns this aspect of human vision into something numinous and makes it her subject. ...To those who reject beauty out of hand and question the purity of intent that drives such efforts, Pastine offers a potent rebuke: an experience that is palpably real. "

Review: Art Ltd

November 1, 2013 - Amy Galpin

Ruth Pastine Interplay at Scott White Contemporary Art, September 14 - November 2, 2013.

"Although there is a precision to their creation and presentation, the strong bulges of light exuding from the depiction of the geometric shapes in Pastine’s canvases rouse a dynamic process of optical perception and in so doing, awaken the viewer’s consciousness."

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Review: Art Scene Magazine

October 1, 2012 - Roberta Carasso

Ruth Pastine Counterpoint at Edward Cella Art + Architecture, September 8 - October 27, 2012.

"Her contrapuntal drawings are deceptively simple as complex rhythms, layers, and contours awaken the senses to experience the emergence of fresh spatial relationships. Going beyond her previous series, these works on paper reveal the “edge” rather than the seamless."

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Artist Profile: Art Ltd

January 1, 2010 - Roberta Carasso

"Working with perceptual installations of multiple systems, Pastine charts a new direction, and thus expands the territory of metaphysical painting. Her installations are nothing less than sacred: a contemporary altar that disarms us. Immersed in a pure painting experience, we realize that without traditional imagery and theme, we are in the presence of the holiness of art."

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Essay by Donald Kuspit

September 18, 2009 - Donald Kupsit

Ruth Pastine's Painting

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