The Earth ExhalesOPENS 3/22/2012 ENDS 5/5/2012 Stefan Stux Gallery
530 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Her first show at Stux Gallery, “The Earth Exhales”, intersects in sensibility with works by artists such as Adriana Varejão, Arlene Shechet, and Kiki Smith, and may recall the theatricality of Mike Kelley, Louise Bourgeois and Mauricio Cattelan. Her violent and devastating visions are disturbingly peaceful, idyllic and sustainable. Erasing the boundary of the metaphorical and the literal, Ruttenberg’s world is filled with lush foliage, woodland creatures and puzzling, slightly grim yet open-ended reveries of gender relations.