Robert Allen Ruckman: "AUM Salem" - Reception

November 14, 2014
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Cultural Events
Mary Davis Holt Back Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center

Exhibition Dates: October 27 - February 6

Reception: Friday, November 14 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

AUM Salem is an all-goddess exhibit, and the name of the largest painting dedicated to the genius of Salem College. These “flow paintings” embody each goddess’ power and imagination, the union of sound and light. Ruckman’s unique approach to technique and content comes from viewing the artist as medium, an intermediary between spirits and humans. Using ancient hermetic practices, he anchors the thought-form of these goddesses to the canvas. The paint coalesces around the etheric forms as it is manipulated both physically and psychically. The images that emerge from this process are the result of Ruckman’s meditation upon the co-creational union with his subject, constituting what he calls “Abstract Portraiture.”

Gail Adams