Gallery @ the Jupiter Hotel Presents “What Isn’t Staged”, A Study of Compelling Illusions by Artist Paul Rutz. On Display August 2nd to October 4th, 2016.

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Gallery @ the Jupiter Hotel Presents “What Isn’t Staged”, A Study of Compelling Illusions by Artist Paul Rutz

Gallery @ the Jupiter

800 East Burnside Street

Portland, Oregon 97214

 

Reception for the artist: First Friday, August 5th, 6 – 8 PM

Exhibition opens August 2nd, 2016

Exhibition closes October 4th, 2016

 

Gallery @ the Jupiter Hotel Presents “What Isn’t Staged”, A Study of Compelling Illusions by Artist Paul Rutz

On Display August 2nd to October 4th, 2016; First Friday Reception August 5th

 

PORTLAND, Oregon  – From August 2nd to October 4th, 2016, Gallery @ the Jupiter Hotel will feature the works of local Portland artist Paul Rutz. The installation, “What Isn’t Staged” highlights Rutz’ ability to play with the rules of painting, asking whether Renaissance perspective is the best way to convey the illusion of depth. The First Friday Eastside art walk artist opening reception will be held on Friday, August 5th, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m.


“A Dinner, Start to Finish, in 39 Spoons”, by artist Paul Rutz

Paul X. Rutz received his Ph.D. in Theory and Cultural Studies from Purdue University in 2011 after writing a dissertation on combat art and the Iraq war. That year Rutz took his portrait painting practice to Portland, OR, where he develops life-size oil paintings working almost exclusively with live models. For every picture in the show, Paul has choreographed every body and prop in his studio, sketched them, repositioned them and started over.

 

“I make up rules for myself. For the paintings hanging here, I measured every body part and every plate or spoon at exactly life size, so to some extent all these pictures communicate what it’s like to be there sizing up the subject,” says Rutz. “That’s why I carved through panels in some of these pictures, setting real shadows against trompe l’oeil shadows. It’s a chance to indulge in some echo of the 3-D parallax we see when we walk past things.”

 

Paul Rutz’ past exhibitions include solo shows at both Portland and Clatsop Community Colleges and group shows at Mark Woolley Gallery and the Smithsonian Institution. His series of dual-media portraits of combat veterans, titled Between Here and There, has traveled to galleries in Portland, Vashon Island, WA, and the Oregon Military Museum. Rutz also writes about visual culture, with recent publications in the Huffington Post, Modern Fiction Studies, and Cincinnati Review.


“After Spassky v. Fischer, Game 3”, by artist Paul Rutz

Reception for the artist will be held at the Gallery @ the Jupiter Hotel on Friday, August 5th, 2016, from 6 to 8 PM. The Jupiter Hotel has been an incubator for small businesses and a supporter of the arts. Their First Friday Artisan Series is an opportunity for both local and visiting guests to experience and expand the concept of art into an exploration of all of the senses: visual, taste, touch, smell and sound. The First Friday event is an opportunity to treat attendees to a variety of sensory stimulation and support the local artisans that make Portland a unique and wonderful place to live. Complimentary beverages and light appetizers will be available for guests.

 

For more information on Paul Rutz and the Gallery @ the Jupiter, please visithttp://www.galleryatthejupiter.com.

 

Gallery @ the Jupiter

Jupiter Hotel

800 E. Burnside St.

Portland, OR 97214

 

503-230-8010

gallery@jupterhotel.com

 

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About Gallery @ the Jupiter:

The Gallery @ the Jupiter is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Opening in February 2012, Gallery @ the Jupiter exposes emerging artists and cultivates emerging collectors. Lobby and gallery space merge to provide a light-filled, modern venue to showcase the works of exhibiting artists. Francois Pascal, a French artist, and designer, is the curator. For more information, please visit our website atwww.galleryatthejupiter.com.

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One Response to “Gallery @ the Jupiter Hotel Presents “What Isn’t Staged”, A Study of Compelling Illusions by Artist Paul Rutz. On Display August 2nd to October 4th, 2016.”
  1. Madeline says:

    I love it Carol! I will work great! MY

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