NEW AND IMPROVED
NICHOLAS H. RUTH
Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6-9pm
October 7, 2021 - November 6, 2021
Thursdays - Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. by appointment
*Mask and proof of vaccination are required.
October 8 - November 6
Mirabo Press is pleased to return to in-person events, beginning with presenting the exhibition New and Improved by Nicholas H. Ruth.
New and Improved presents works on paper exploring our daily interactions with social systems, tangible and intangible. Using billboards, road signs, and communication towers as both direct and metaphorical examples, the work examines attention and semiotics as they pertain to the objects our daily routines put us in contact with. Ruth explores the relationship between the habitual, almost second-nature intake of our surroundings and the ingrained symbolism smattering these objects in our purview.
Ruth reveals the subtleties of the way we ingest the world around us and the sly functionality of infrastructural technology via visual repetition and by coming to the imagery through various processes. Traditional and alternative etching techniques make up some of the prints in the exhibition, a selection of which Nicholas made with the Mirabo printers. Also on view are photogravure prints and a range of mixed process works boasting layered processes of laser and vinyl cutting, pochoir, collaged monotypes, and, of course, some extremely technical drawing.
Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, October 7, 6-9 p.m. To do our best to ensure the safety of our visitors, masks and proof of vaccination are required.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nicholas H. Ruth is the Class of ’64 Endowed Professor of Art at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in Geneva, NY. Ruth received a BA from Pomona College, and earned an MFA in Painting from the Meadow’s School of Art at Southern Methodist University. Nick’s work has been included in more than 100 exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the IPCNY New Prints 2021/Summer, Inkfest Cairns 2021, the 2019 IPEP India Juried Print Exchange, the 9th Triennale Mondiale de l’Estampe Camalieres, 2nd Global Print 2015 Portugal, the Pacific States Biennial, and the Atlanta Print Biennial.