Paint Ground

Solo exhibition by Ruth Philo

31 July – 5 August
Westminster Art Library, 35 St Martin’s Street, London WC2H 7HP
 
Monday to Friday 10 – 8pm, Saturday 10 – 5pm
 
These paintings explore walking and paint.  The slow physical act of walking the ground and the equally physical act of making a painting: sourcing pigments, stretching canvas, priming grounds and painting a flat surface to make the physical presence of a painting.  These have occupied Ruth in her work in both a philosophical and a material sense.  Her paintings are concerned with colour, light and surface and aim to convey a sensory experience through abstraction. The materiality of the paint and the process itself interplay, with the paintings becoming a record revealing condensed histories in their surfaces. Ruth has a background in Archaeology and Art History and an MA Fine Art from Norwich University of the Arts. She is a member of Contemporary British Painting, exhibiting widely in the UK & in 2015 had work selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize.  Ruth also curates shows including Lines for Agnes at St Marylebone Parish Church, London in 2015.  She works from a studio at Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester.  
 
 
Opening view Tuesday 1 August, 5.30 – 8.30 pm
with talks on Contemporary Abstraction at 6pm by Wen Wang, Yantai Art Museum, China and painters Julian Brown and Ruth Philo