Guest Artist Brian Rutenberg to Lead Artist Talk
at Haynes Galleries


FRANKLIN— Brian Rutenberg will give an Artist Talk at Haynes Galleries to discuss his abstract paintings. Several of his paintings are currently on view at Haynes Galleries as part of their latest exhibition “Linden Frederick & Seven Contemporary Guest Artists.” During the talk, Rutenberg will address his artistic background and his current approach & style as well as take questions from guests. The artist talk will take place on June 13, from 6pm to 8pm. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Limited seating available. Email inquiries@haynesgalleries.com to claim a seat.

Best known for his large abstract paintings composed of vivid fluorescent colors, Brian Rutenberg forms his compositions through alternating heavy, impasto marks and thin, smooth strokes. The paintings can evoke complex natural landscapes like those of Rutenberg's native South Carolina or the digital age with colors intersecting like those of a glitching computer screen.

His paintings on view during “Linden Frederick & Seven Contemporary Guest Artists” are perfect examples of his style, with warm & cool tones creating visual interest and tension. His are the only abstract paintings in the exhibition. Rutenberg will use the paintings, including Low Light 2 and Milkweed 6, during this talk so guests can see up close the physical manifestation of his discourse.

After receiving his Masters of Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1989, Rutenberg befriended influential modernist & abstract painters Gregory Amenoff and Walter Darby Bannard, both of whom would serve as his mentors, shaping and inspiring his later work. For the last 30 years he has had an incredibly active career exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions, earning prestigious grants and fellowships including a Fulbright Fellowship, and publishing books. In 2008 a full color monograph of his work was published by Radius Books and a second book “Clear Seeing Place” was released in 2016. Rutenberg also creates a popular YouTube series “Brian Rutenberg Studio Visits” where he discusses all aspects of his art creation.