suite of five paintings, to be read from right to left

Excerpt from press release for While You Wait…, curated by Brian Dupont, Extra Gallery, NYC, October 2011

Maritza Ruiz-Kim uses a set of five paintings to bring attention to the mental shift that takes place when one enters, waits within, and then exits a space. Her layers of encaustic paint and hidden text activate the tension between space and void, opening the possibilities of how one views the waiting space.

Paintings listed below:

Happening before I
encaustic and mixed media on panel
5″ x 8″
2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is the place of
encaustic and mixed media on panel
8.5″ x 11″
2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neither here nor
encaustic and mixed media on panel
8.5″ x 11″
2011

 

 

 

 

 

Leave me with
encaustic on panel
8.5″ x 11″
2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am left
encaustic and mixed media on panel
2″ x 5″
2011

I am left… | 2011 | Within, and without