Ruth Wolf

March 1st – April 15th 2022

The Men and other Myths

It is amazing how complete the delusion that beauty is goodness.

Leo Tolstoy

The exhibition is based on the above quote from Leo Tolstoy. At various times I have engaged in a dialogue between this theme and my painting. I found myself thinking about how painting can be visually beautiful while depicting a narrative that is ugly. Then I question what it means to be beautiful/good and what is ugly/bad and how beauty is used as a distraction. What rationale makes these judgments. In nature there are no judgments, only actions and consequences. I decide to paint more and question the words less.

Please join us on Sunday, March 13th 2022 from 1:00 to 4:00pm for a reception for the artist. Light refreshments will be served along with a gallery talk by the artist Ruth Wolf.