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Apr 28, 2004 - May Show at GalleriE CHIZ
An Invitation from GalleriE CHIZ
F r i d a y, M a y 7, 2 0 0 4, 6 – 9 p m
in conjunction with FirstFriday ArtWalk
Opening Reception for...
Works on Paper
The underlying themes for this exhibition
are language and geography;
grounding forces of life.
Geography, as presented in “Deep Creek Series”, features india ink marks in precisely
layered horizontal bands of tree lines. These are bounded by etched or salt-painted
strips of seasonal colors on translucent mulberry paper; the topography of a
dream-like, moving landscape - the layered look of time passing. Also
represented are works showing an intellect’s vision of Mars.
Depicting language, a series entitled “Con text” employing a runic alphabet script
stamped on mulberry paper with layers of inks, seeks meaning under the
surface. “Con text” connotes the setting. It also connotes text and
anti-text. Included are “Time Flows”, “Who Will Walk with Her”
and “Mother Tongue” using “marks” on waxed string paper.
As in all of Levine’s work, the primary interest
is in “making marks” and the way different surfaces
(mulberry, nujabi, and waxed string paper) receive and
distort the marks; the nexus of form, content and medium.
Ruth Levine exhibits in Washington D.C. at Gallery 10 and with
American University’s Group 93. In the past year,
she has participated in group shows
in the United States and Italy.
t h r o u g h M a y 2 9 , 2 0 0 4
***May 7 & 8, Ellsworth Avenue Sidewalk Sale
***Reminder… Put June 5th on your calendar for the benefit here,
in memory of Daniel Sadler. For more information, call GalleriE CHIZ.
5831 Ellsworth Avenue • Shadyside
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 11-6, Saturday: 11-5: or by appointment
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