Series: Entering Left


Included in the exhibition While You Wait… at ExtraGallery NYC, October – November 2011.

From curator Brian Dupont: “This exhibition asks you to consider the structure of where you are sitting and what you are looking at, and by extension how you got there and what you expected to see. … 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.”

In addition to commenting on the physical space in which the work hung, I considered the idea of viewing one’s lifetime as a waiting space.