February 12, 2018

Ruby Palmer @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY

Ruby Palmer
Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY
February 10 – March 18, 2018

Ruby Palmer
Blue Lines, 2016
Painted basswood on support, 21 x 12 inches
Courtesy the artist and Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson

Jeff Bailey Gallery presents an exhibition of new work by RUBY PALMER.

Ruby Palmer’s constructions swivel easily from overhead to underfoot, from aerial perspective to crystal lattice, branching trees or forest floor. They are arrangements that trouble the distinction between painting and object, their aggregate structure creating a boardwalk between the two.

Strips of painted basswood stack and fan like dominoes, compounding their flatness. Closely layered planes seem to tunnel downward and expand outward. Infinitely suggestive, a scaffold for association, they summon leaf forms, fireworks, minerals, pinwheels, sketches for fantastic architecture.

RUBY PALMER (born 1969) received a BA in Painting from Hampshire College in 1992 and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2000. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Campsite: Hudson Valley Artists 2016, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, NY. She received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 1999. She lives and works in Rhinecliff, New York.

127 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534