June 3, 2018 - June 29, 2018
In her current work, Ruth has continued to concentrate on urban images of structural steel in the form of bridges, girders, buildings and fire escapes. To her, these dynamic yet unmoving structures represent “Unspent Motion,” a phrase used by the poet Hart Crane to describe the Brooklyn Bridge. The title “copper" in addition to “steel” is a reference to the plates used for etching images. In this show, Ruth includes images of New York bridges cut into linoleum; fire escapes and girders captured on copper etched plates as well as solar plates; and abstract, dynamic constructions made by printing copper plates over one another, twisting their positions to capture “unspent motion” in another context.