Ruth Miller and Andrew Forge Exhibition
The Washington Art Association & Gallery is honored to present the work of two critically acclaimed artists, painter Ruth Miller and her late husband, painter and writer, Andrew Forge. The carefully selected objects portrayed in Ruth Miller's paintings are anything but inanimate, lifeless or spiritless. Through her keenly observed drawings and sensuous expressive brushwork, her intimate portraits of simple domestic vessels along with fruits and vegetables are infused with life and radiant color which reveal their unique personalities. Forms and shapes are simultaneously specific and suggested; colors are faded and brilliant, capturing and abbreviating details creating an intoxicating atmosphere of simplicity and beauty. "The paintings of Forge stand as poetic meditations on the process of perception" wrote Lisa Russell in 2001. As such the paintings are at once abstract and empirical. In addition to his distinct artistic style, Forge is also celebrated as a writer. He is best known for his writings on Degas, Monet, Manet and Rauschenberg. Ruth Miller and Andrew Forge will begin on Saturday, July 1 and run through Saturday, August 5, 2017. An opening reception will be held on May 6 from 4:00- 6:00PM. Gallery Hours: Tues Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.