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Judy Rushin
updated: 09/15/2014
website: www.judyrushin.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Carapace: TOGS
Bent Line
Rest For Wanda
Untitled Carapace
Buff Covered
PV Panels
PV Panel
Untitled PV Panel
The Ding Is The Object of Desire
Night See
Cyanosis
Untitled Build
Untitled Build
from Build series
Untitled Build
 
Portfolio Keywords:  memory, landscape, narrative
 
 
Carapace: TOGS by Judy Rushin
Carapace: TOGS
mixed media
2012
Dimensions variable
Bent Line by Judy Rushin
Bent Line
cast plastic, wood, hardware, zip ties
2011
36"" x  90"  x 24"" 
Rest For Wanda by Judy Rushin
Rest For Wanda
cast plastic, wood, house paint
2011
Dimensions variable
Untitled Carapace by Judy Rushin
Untitled Carapace
furniture laquer, cast plastic, wood
2012
84 " x  62 " 
Buff Covered by Judy Rushin
Buff Covered
Aluminum, powder coat
2011
24 " x  50 40 "  x 1 6 " 
PV Panels by Judy Rushin
PV Panels
vinyl paint on panel
2014
24" x  28"  x 3" 
PV Panel by Judy Rushin
PV Panel
vinyl paint on panel
2014
11" x  14"  x 1" 
Untitled PV Panel by Judy Rushin
Untitled PV Panel
ink on panel
2014
5" x  7"  x 3" 
The Ding Is The Object of Desire by Judy Rushin
The Ding Is The Object of Desire
Ink on panel
2014
011" x  30"  x 1" 
Night See by Judy Rushin
Night See
Solar powered digital image on light box
2013
72" x  50" 
Cyanosis by Judy Rushin
Cyanosis
auto paint, wood, chairs
2010
Dimensions variable
Untitled Build by Judy Rushin
Untitled Build
furniture lacquer, epoxy
2011
40 " x  24 "  x 1.5 " 
Untitled Build by Judy Rushin
Untitled Build
furniture lacquer, epoxy
2012
28 " x  16 "  x 1.5 " 
from Build series by Judy Rushin
from Build series
furniture lacquer, epoxy
2012
24" x  16"  x 1.5" 
Untitled Build by Judy Rushin
Untitled Build
furniture lacquer, epoxy
2012
33 " x  25 "  x 1.5 " 

Artist Statement


My work addresses the problem of building with paintings. With modular construction as a central theme, I use panels and pigment as prefab systems to create new spatial relationships within existing architectures.

By using media that are more typical of industrial applications, such as automotive paint, furniture lacquer, epoxies, and cast plastics, the work suggests my own self-identification as a working class woman who happens to deal in the world of ideas. Some of these ideas are:
1. Repetitive work like drilling, pouring, sanding, and measuring is the labor of industry and art-making is an industrious job.
2. It is possible that repetitive honing by hand may imbue a work with more humanity than a large painterly gesture.
3. You can build something big from small parts (or cover large distances by taking small steps).
4. Color is delightful and beautiful.
5. Connecting walls with zip ties and hobby brackets is not stable… but not unstable either, because in a gallery the work has its own force field.
6. I am committed to the idea of mutual generosity between the artist and viewer.
7. Just as language inelegantly morphs and adapts when necessary, so does art, and my work is happily and awkwardly adrift.

Artist Bio / CV

Judy Rushin is an artist/educator who has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her most recent exhibitions include Flashpoint Gallery, Washington DC; Terrain Projects, Chicago; Threewalls Project Space, Chicago; The Orlando Museum of Art; Alexander Brest Museum, Jacksonville, FL; Soho20 Gallery, NYC; Kiang Projects, Atlanta; Co-Lab Projects, Austin; and N-Space, Austin. She has been featured three times in New American Paintings and featured in New American Paintings blog, Modern Art Notes, and Burnaway Magazine. Rushin is currently collaborating with Small Craft Advisory Press (Tallahassee, FL) to produce an artist book edition titled, Vvvvv.