Ruth Waller: A Thirty Year Survey
An exhibition from the Canberra Museum and Gallery. Curated by Deborah Clark.
Opening 6:00pm Friday 25 June 2010
By Frank Watters OAM
The art of Ruth Waller is imaginative, thoughtful, intelligent and passionate. Her practice of over thirty years has been richly varied, but there is a clear unswerving logic in its trajectory. A constant in the work has been her focussed referencing of art history: Waller’s concerns are contemporary, but her art has mined European painting from the Gothic to the Renaissance, the nineteenth century Australian visual record, and twentieth-century art and popular culture for the global village. She is interested in the social, political and cultural context of artm and the way in which painting, in particular make meaning of the world – CMAG Curator Deborah Clarke