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Gina Ruggeri

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I see my paintings as existing in an overlap between real and imagined worlds. The wall itself becomes the setting for this in-between zone; the paintings sit within the wall as within a very large picture plane. The works are painted with oil on Mylar, cut-out and adhered flush to the wall. The thinness of the Mylar material gives the impression that they are painted directly on the wall, yet the works are not site-specific. When installed, however, they engage with the physical space of the room and relate to the scale of the human body.
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In this aspect, the works have a relationship with the varied traditions of fresco painting, stage design, and Minimalist sculpture. Because it is removed from the traditional frame of the rectangle, the image often appears as an illusionary object that floats in the white space of the wall, hovering in a continuum of physical and pictorial space.
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The imagery often has a dreamlike quality, in that it feels at once ‘real’ and imagined. Landscape and human references entwine, implied in such images as a pile of rocks, or implicit in a stage set-like landscape of stones. The paintings are illusionistic yet stylized, often with decorative patterns running through the images that complicate the realism. The flatness of the patterns both defines and contradicts the forms, creating a paradoxical visual tension that resonates with the imagery. The images are represented at life size, and, depending on the subject, are hung either low or high on the wall. This placement creates a spatial dynamic that underscores the relationship of scale with the viewer. The volumetric rendering and one-to-one scale of the images make them feel almost sculptural, as though, not content to be a ‘picture of‘, they are attempting to ‘become’ what they represent.
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IMAGE DESCRIPTION : 1. - Rockpile; oil on Mylar; 42 x 93 in.; 2003. 2. - Stones; oil on Mylar; 82 x 113 in.; 2003. 3. - Greenfolds; oil on Mylar; 48 x 110 in.; 2002. 4. - Dirt Mound; oil on Mylar; 42 x 97 in.; 2004. 5. - Clothes Heap; oil on Mylar; 42 x 99 in.; 2004. 6. - Stones in Water; 78 x 108 in.; 2003.
Gina Ruggeri
New York, NY
New York
North America

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