Kathy Ruttenberg: In Dreams Awake on Broadway
Monday, January 28 @ 6:30 PM
133/141 W 21st Street
On the occasion of In Dreams Awake, her current installation for the Broadway Mall Association, sculptor Kathy Ruttenberg (BFA 1982 Fine Arts) will speak with faculty member Deborah A. Goldberg, Ph.D., about the creation of her six site-specific sculptures located on Broadway between West 64th Street and West 157th Street. The evening will conclude with a brief Q&A.
Ruttenberg, who is known for her large-scale ceramic work, has created bronzes with mixed media that feature her personal iconography of hybrid characters composed of human, animal and plant forms. She has a solo exhibition at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York, Kathy Ruttenberg: Private Myths / Public Dreams (January 11 – March 8, 2019). Dr. Goldberg has written an essay for In Dreams Awake: Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway, recently published by Pointed Leaf Press.
Kathy Ruttenberg’s works are permanently installed in the Tisch Children’s Zoo in New York’s Central Park and in the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Brazil. Ruttenberg has had more than 35 solo shows and her work has been included in more than 100 group shows. She is a devoted animal-lover and conservationist.
Deborah A. Goldberg, an art historian, received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. An instructor in Art History at the School of Visual Arts, she lectures regularly for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, where she teaches courses. She writes frequently about modern and contemporary art.
Presented by BFA Visual & Critical Studies
Image credit: Kathy Ruttenberg, Fish Bowl, 2018 — 157th Street and Broadway, New York City