Ruth Pastine: The Inevitability of Truth

Video Interview: Ampersand LA

October 9, 2015 - Donna Granata

Ruth Pastine: The Inevitability of Truth at Edward Cella Art & Architecture
September 12 - October 17, 2015

"Ruth Pastine’s newest body of work is bold and courageous. The large scale, luminous paintings, engage the viewer in a relationship of perception.  The spatial interplay enhances the meticulously painted, color-saturated canvases; enticing the viewer in a dynamic visual experience."

Review: Los Angeles Times

September 29, 2015 - David Pagel

Ruth Pastine: The Inevitability of Truth at Edward Cella Art & Architecture
September 12 - October 17, 2015

"Pastine’s six oils on canvas in the main gallery of Edward Cella Art & Architecture make the world safe for truth, providing so many slippery pleasures, mesmerizing delights and stimulating ambiguities that you can’t help but wonder why truth got a bad name in the first place." 

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Feature: Artsy

September 29, 2015 - Rachel Will

Ruth Pastine: The Inevitability of Truth at Edward Cella Art & Architecture
September 12 - October 17, 2015

"Not easily captured through photographs, Pastine’s paintings have a transcendental quality when viewed in person. Her carefully chosen palette becomes energized, each hue reverberating in tandem to create an evolving and unexpected result. Indeed, Pastine insists that her process 'transforms the materiality of the hand-painted surface into an optically immaterial experience.' It is in this way that her works transcend their canvases and invite discussion of the philosophical and the sublime." 

Feature: Introspective Magazine

September 21, 2015 - Sarah P. Hanson

Ruth Pastine: The Inevitability of Truth at Edward Cella Art + Architecture
September 12 - October 17, 2015 

"To gaze at one of Pastine’s works is to enter a force field created on the surface of the canvas. If the colors are hot, the space between your eye and the painting might seem to shimmer, as if in the desert. If the colors are cool, you might find yourself leaning forward slightly, a subconscious attempt to peer into their fathoms."

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