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Ruth Daniels
updated: 06/27/2013
website: www.ruthdaniels.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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L-R-R-L
TD 2
9 X 10
8 X 8
Black, White, and Gray
Black, White, and Gray (side view)
Shift 5
Shift 5 (side view)
3-D sketch
Chatter 8
Chatter 27
Chatter 28
Chatter 29
Chatter 30
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  obsessive, repetition, meditative, mapping, gestural, organic, abstract, craft, pattern, process
 
 
L-R-R-L by Ruth Daniels
L-R-R-L
Plywood, pigmented polymer medium, cotton thread, toothpicks, ceramic
2013
9 3/4" x  10"  x 1 1/2" 
TD 2 by Ruth Daniels
TD 2
Archival ink pen, china marker, gouache, on paper
2013
11 " x  9 " 
9 X 10 by Ruth Daniels
9 X 10
Wood, pigmented polymer medium, cotton thread, toothpicks
2012
9" x  10"  x 1 1/2" 
8 X 8 by Ruth Daniels
8 X 8
Wood, pigmented polymer medium, cotton thread, toothpicks
2012
8" x  8"  x 1" 
Black, White, and Gray by Ruth Daniels
Black, White, and Gray
Wood, charcoal, polymer medium, cotton thread, toothpicks
2011
6" x  3"  x 4" 
Black, White, and Gray (side view) by Ruth Daniels
Black, White, and Gray (side view)
Wood, charcoal, polymer medium, cotton thread, toothpicks
2011
6" x  3"  x 4" 
Shift 5 by Ruth Daniels
Shift 5
Wood, pigmented polymer medium, cotton thread, toothpicks
2013
23 1/2" x  5 3/4"  x 5 1/4" 
Shift 5 (side view) by Ruth Daniels
Shift 5 (side view)
Wood, pigmented polymer medium, cotton thread, toothpicks
2013
23 1/2" x  5 3/4"  x 5 1/4" 
3-D sketch by Ruth Daniels
3-D sketch
Wood, pigmented polymer medium, wire, cotton thread, toothpicks
2012
16" x  4"  x 1" 
Chatter 8 by Ruth Daniels
Chatter 8
paper, archival ink pen, china marker
2011
11" x  9" 
Chatter 27 by Ruth Daniels
Chatter 27
Archival ink pen, china marker, on paper
2011
11" x  9" 
Chatter 28 by Ruth Daniels
Chatter 28
Archival ink pen, china marker, on paper
2011
11" x  9" 
Chatter 29 by Ruth Daniels
Chatter 29
Archival ink pen, china marker, on paper
2011
11" x  9" 
Chatter 30 by Ruth Daniels
Chatter 30
Archival ink pen, china marker, on paper
2011
11" x  9" 

Artist Statement

My inability to articulate my thoughts is a constant frustration.

Growing up in a household devoid of conversation has inspired this series.

My father never spoke and my mother acquiesced.

The background noise of the TV or radio interrupted the silence.

This work represents a dialogue of broken sentences, and bits and pieces of chatter.

I prefer to be the listener, absorbed in the exchange of words.

3-D

This work begins with a single shaped piece of wood on which additional layers of wood are added. Incorporating varying heights of toothpicks creates another structure on which I weave additional planes. Modifying the single form with additional levels is a metaphor for depicting how one morphs though growth and experiences.

 



Artist Bio / CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009 "Line Interrupted", Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

2006 "Soup", bf ANNEX, Boston, MA

2005 "Numb", bf ANNEX, Boston, MA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 "3D Small Works Salon", Maud Morgan Arts, Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2012 "Threads Bared: Art Inspired by Fiber", NAVE Gallery, Somerville, MA

"2D Small Works Salon", Maud Morgan Arts, Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2011 "Simmons Collects: Celebrating Women Artists", Trustman Art Gallery, Boston, MA

"The Boston Drawing Project", Carroll and Sons, Boston, MA

"2010 Northeast Prize Show", Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2009 "re:CONFIGURED", Higgins Art Gallery, Cape Cod Community College, W. Barnstable, MA

2006 "New England/New Talent 8th Biennial Juried Exhibition", Fitchburg, Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

"Calm", Lillian Immig Gallery, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

2005 "I Protest", HallSpace, Boston, MA

"Trashformations", Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2004 "Down & In", Kingston Gallery Members Show, Boston, MA

2003 "Energy", Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

"Marks", Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

 

"Small Works 2003", Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA

2002 "Making a Mark: Artists from the Boston Drawing Project", Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

2001 "17th Drawing Show", Mills Gallery, Boston, MA

AWARDS

2006 Grant from the Artists' Resource Trust, (A.R.T. Fund) of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Inc.

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Simmons College, Boston, MA

Ritz-Carlton Georgetown – The Millennium Partners Collection of Contemporary Art

Ritz Hotel Boston – The Millennium Collection

Sterling Drug, Inc., Philadelphia

Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph, Inc., New Jersey

PUBLICATIONS

2010 "Studio Visit", The Open Studios Press

2004 "Altered Art", Lark Books

EDUCATION

1985-88 The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Continuing Education

1967-70 New England School of Art, Boston, MA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Somerville News. " 'Art Inspired by Fiber' at the NAVE Gallery". 12/5/12. p3,12-13. Margaret Ryan

Boston Globe. "Emerging artists display fresh perspectives". 5/28/06. pN5. Greg Cook

Boston Phoenix/Arts + Entertainment. "Two provocateurs". 4/14/06. p23. Christopher Millis