Microcosms: Ruth Abrams, Abstract Expressionist
Selz Foundation Gallery
Ruth Abrams, a painter of the New York School who remained closely associated through much of her career with artists of the Abstract Expressionist movement, was fascinated with art's capacity to express key aspects of the human condition and to convey the dynamics of space in nature and the cosmos. This exhibition, the first solo show of the artist's work in a quarter century, features "Microcosms," a striking series of works painted from the 1950s-1970s, each as small as two by three inches, which paradoxically explore notions of infinite space. Also on display are large-scale, richly colored landscapes, abstract portraits, and other work from across Abrams's 40-year career, all from the Museum's own collection.