Ruth Scotch

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For me, creating a painting is like detective work. It is trying to get to the truth of the matter while stumbling upon clues that will help solve the case.

I paint outdoor markets and cafés, children, and more recently, fish. The common denominator of these subjects is my fascination with color and light, shape and pattern. How can I take a mass of different shapes and colors and bend them to my will in creating a dynamic composition? What steps will lead me to a harmonious, yet visually challenging solution?

The shift in color as light falls on a person's face, breaking the facial planes into patterns of shape, is as fascinating to me as a box of sardines. These subjects become colorful shapes and patterns in my compositions–contrasts of dark and light. I concentrate on these contrasts and shapes rather than the actual objects that I am trying to depict. In this way the geometries of light are first revealed and then slowly the details of the scene emerge through the underlying patterns. Then I am able to create the kind of spatial depth I seek in my work.


EXHIBITIONS

2017 Powers Gallery, Acton, MA
"Summertime" Group Show
2016 Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA
"Lost and Found" Group Show
2016 Brookhaven, Lexington, MA
"Ruth Scotch: Past and Present" One Person Show
2015 Gallery at Spencer Lofts, Chelsea, MA
"Liquid's Edge" Two Person Show
2015 Danforth Museum of Art,Framingham, MA
"Danforth Faculty Show"
2015 Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
"Possessions-Prized or Otherwise" Juried Group Show
2015 Danforth Museum of Art,Framingham, MA
"Community of Artists" Juried Group Show
2014 Danforth Museum of Art,Framingham, MA
"Community of Artists" Juried Group Show
2014 Gallery 370, Holliston, MA
"One Person Show"
2013 Danforth Museum of Art,Framingham, MA
"Danforth Faculty Show"
2013 Flora Restaurant,Arlington, MA
"Faces and Fish" One Person Show
2013 Danforth Museum of Art,Framingham, MA
"Community of Artists" Juried Group Show
2012 Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
"Community of Artists" – Juried Group Show
2012 Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
"Danforth Faculty Show"
2011 Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA
"See you, See Me" The Art of the Portrait – Juried by Jennie Summerall, National Portrait Award Winner
2011 Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
"Green" – Juried by Kate McNamara, Director and Chief Curator for Boston University Art Gallery
2011 Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
"Community of Artists" – Juried Group Show
2011 The Center for the Arts in Natick, Natick, MA
"Danforth Faculty Show"
2010 Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
"Seeing Double" – Juried by Kristina Durocher, Curator of Collections at the Fitchburg Arts Museum
2010 Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
"Off the Wall" – Juried by Jen Mergel, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
2009 Chez Pascal, Providence RI
"Paintings" – One Person Show
2009 Flora Restaurant, Arlington, MA
"Portraits" – One Person Show
2009 Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham, MA
Juried Group Show
2008 Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
"Out of the Blue" – Juried by Jennifer Wood–Patrick, founder of Art Advisory/Boston
2008 Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
"Off the Wall" – Juried by Institute of Contemporary Art Curator Carol Anne Meehan
2007 Old Town Hall, Salem, MA
"Ode to Cornell" – Juried by Peabody Essex Museum Chief Curator Lynda Roscoe Hartigan
2005 Flora Restaurant, Arlington, MA
"Recent" Works – One Person Show
2001 The Center for Arts in Natick, MA
"Photographic Memory "– two person show
2001 Powers Gallery, Acton, MA
Group Show
2001 Bert Gallery, Providence, RI
"From Still Life to Landscape: Artistic Choice" – group show
2000 Coco's Salon Gallery, Newbury Street, Boston, MA
"Salon Show" – one person show
2000 Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
"Blue" – juried group show
1999 Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, Concord, MA
"Recent Works" – one person show
1997 Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA
"To Market..." – one person show
1997 The Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, Boston, MA
"Retrospective" – one person show
1996 Perrin Gallery, Brookline, MA
"Visions" – two person show
1995 Jamaica Plain Multicultural Arts Center, Boston, MA
Emerging Artists Gallery
"Boston Haymarket" – one person show
1995 Perrin Gallery, Brookline, MA
"The Art of Giving Two" – group show
1995 Boston University, Boston, MA
Fuller Art Gallery
"The Art of the Matter" Exhibition
1994 Perrin Gallery, Brookline, MA
"Summer Salon" – group show
1993 Perrin Gallery, Brookline, MA
"The Art of Giving One" – group show
1992 Bowery Gallery, Soho, NY
Juried Group Show
1991 The Trident Bookstore Gallery, Boston, MA
1990 Maynard Gallery, Maynard, MA