Ruth Lague

Ruth Lague

Ruth Lague

Landscape in its barest form.

Ruth LaGue grew up in Alaska, awed by the incredible vastness of the wild landscape. Gazing at the expansive skies and majestic mountains as a girl, Ruth recognized that she was a small part of something much larger than herself.

Traveling through India in her twenties, she became consumed by the landscape of the spirit — that limitless interior universe that lives in each of us. The marriage of the two experiences ignited a lifelong quest to connect the outer and inner within her paintings.

To her, landscapes represent fragments of time that will never be again; intimate moments of communion with something greater than herself; quiet meditations to which she bears witness. They compel her to paint.

She finds that the most exciting part of the creative process is observing the juxtaposition of colors and textures as they form a depth of field — how a simple dark line next to a light field of color can come alive and represent a landscape in its barest form.

Ruth LaGue strives for visual economy in her work:  Can a block of color represent a field of dry grass on an early spring morning? Can a simple, dark blue line that runs across the canvas embody the ocean’s edge at sunset?

She wants her viewers to imagine themselves within the landscape, recalling a memory or pausing to remember their wholeness.

Representation:

Ugallery.com, William Sonoma (online)

Collections:
Works can be found in numerous private collections; the corporate collection of BioMed Realty, Inc. and on permanent exhibit at the Encaustic Art Institute in Sante Fe, NM

Education:
Rhode Island School of Design – BFA
Simmons College – School of Management – MBA

Artist Resume

Exhibits:

2018      May 26 – June 29

Main Street Arts – Land and Sea – Clifton Springs, NY

May 12 – June 17

Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition – Wide Open 9 – Brooklyn, NY

May 2 – May 26

Mena Art Gallery – SWA Small Works – Mena AR

April 7  – May 25

Sitka Gallery – Earth Day Show – Fitchburg, MA

February 1 – February 24

Gallery 110 – 8th Annual Juried Exhibit – Seattle WA

2017      November 2 – November 25

311 Gallery – Annual Juried Exhibit – Raleigh, NC

September 22 – December 8

The Davis Art Gallery – Non-Objective Now – Worcester, MA

Studio Visit Magazine – National Juried Artist Book/Summer Edition – Boston, MA

April 2 – April 24

Providence Art Club – Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition:
Making Your Mark – Providence, RI  – Prize Winner

February 17 – March 24

Gorse Mill Gallery – Vantage Point (solo show) – Needham, MA

2016      November 30 – December 18

Bromfield Gallery – Winter Works – Boston, MA

October 1 – January 31

Golden Thread Gallery – Simplicity – West Hartford, CT

September 1 -30

Fusion Art – Waterscape – Boston, MA

August 19 -21

Boston Film Gala – Boston, MA

August 3 -28

Galatea Fine Arts – New England Collective VII – Boston, MA June 1 -27

Galatea Fine Arts – Reverberation (solo show) – Boston, MA

Studio Visit Magazine – National Juried Artist Book/Winter Edition – Boston, MA

2015      October 1 – October 31

5th Annual National Juried Encaustic Exhibition – Santé Fe, NM

September 12 – October 3

Pearl Street Gallery – The Landscape Show – Chelsea, MA

Artist Resume

Exhibits: Ongoing

28 & Bank Gallery – Harwich Port, MA January 2 – January 25
Fountain Street Fine Art – Visual Alchemy – Boston, MA January 1 – February 2
Steamboat Springs Art Council– Nature as Muse – Steamboat Springs, CO

2014      October 22 – December 21

South Shore Arts Center – Works on Paper – Cohasset, MA 

October 4 – October 12
Audrey Love Gallery – The Devil in the Straight Line – Miami, FL

August 1 – August 31

Galatea Fine Arts Gallery – Solo Show: Wood Paper Wax – Boston, MA
2012      Dec 1 – 23

“12×12 Holiday Show” – Bromfield Gallery, Boston MA

Sept 22, 2012 – Feb 10, 2013

Fuller Craft Museum – Brockton, MA

May 2 – May 27, 2012

Horizons – Galatea Fine Art – Boston, MA

June 1 – June 17, 2012
Confluence: The Embrace of Water and Light – Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2011      November 4 – December 21, 2011

Wax, Inc. – South Shore Art Center, Cohasset MA

Prize Winner

August 4 – 28

New England Collective II – Galatea Fine Art, Boston MA

June 28 – July 16

Viridian Artists – A Contemporary Art Gallery – 22nd International Artist Juried

Exhibition – New York, NY

May 5 – June 24

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative – Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibit Pawtucket RI – Prize Winner

January 14 – March 18

“25th International Juried Art Show” – New Jersey Visual Arts Center, Summit, NJ

2010      December 1 – 18

“12×12 Holiday Show” – Bromfield Gallery, Boston MA

August 6 – 29

“Collective” – The First Galatea Fine Art Juried Exhibition, Boston MA

2009      May 1 – Grand Opening of Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
May 2 & 3 – 
 Needham Open Studios, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA

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