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Ruth Rossman

Heritage Gallery

Rossman’s recent development has been the discovery of subject matter which is motivated, posed, and poised in direct and convincing relationship to her style of figure distortion. The figures vary between the inertly volumetric seen in the park bench rester and veiled Mexican vigil keepers, and the frantically gesturing yet automaton-like go-go dancers and musicians. The locale shifts between the exotically foreign and the equally exotic youthful generation.

Where architectonic props were formerly used, they now resemble scrims which open and close the space and are utilized for their design possibilities. Rossman stages her space and has intelligently discerned, as so like her own, the multilevel and kaleidoscopic nature of the teen music night club and television production. Wildly differentiated spaces, areas, sizes, and patterns are crowded together with a hectic pacing of frozen

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