LEAF THRU PORE OVER
November 11 - December 16, 2023
Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm
Hosted in Ruth Gallery’s courtyard apartment, LEAF THRU PORE OVER features the work of six Los Angeles artists, exploring their unique connections to literature, letterform, and bookmaking. Artists include Joel Freeman, Roberta Gentry, Amy Green, Carol Horst, Anna Rosen, and Taylor Zanke. Curated by Alicia Cheatham.
Joel Freeman is an artist and art worker living in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the collective, Take as much as you want, leave as much as you can, and teaches bookbinding at Art Division, an art education organization based in Westlake. Joel has recently exhibited at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis and Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles.
Roberta Gentry is a Los Angeles based artist whose work is inspired by the natural world and the balance of order and chaos that exists within it. Using painting, she explores the connections and conflicts that occur between architecture and biology, and questions the divide between natural and artificial. Roberta’s recent shows include Bozomag, Pasadena and Ladies Room LA, Los Angeles. She is a member of Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, and has an upcoming solo show at Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles.
Amy Green received her BFA in painting at the University of Tennessee in 1995 and her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1997. Her paintings and installations have been shown nationally and internationally. Exhibitions include Rolf Ricke Galerie in Cologne and the Neues Museum in Nurnberg, Galerie Karin Friebe, Mannheim, Germany, Galerie Monika Reitz, Frankfurt and Kunstverein St. Gallen Art Museum in Switzerland, Evelyne Canus Gallery, Paris, Cirrus and Susanne Vielmetter in Los Angeles and Cohan Leslie and Browne in New York, among other venues. Amy Green is represented by Galerie Schmidt Maczollek in Germany.
Carol Horst employs personal symbols and archetypes in her ceramics sculpture practice, often creating multiples that play off each other for meaning. Her language of simplified, abstracted forms is inspired by both natural elements and industrial design. Her time is divided between a Tehachapi Mountain wilderness studio, where she pit fires, and Southern California. She will soon open Umu Studios, a new collective of ceramic artists in Pasadena.
Anna Rosen received her M.F.A. in 2010 from Columbia University. In addition to her multiple exhibitions at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, Rosen has had solo exhibitions at Kerry Schuss, New York. Her work has been included in recent exhibitions at Page (NYC), Lyles & King, Murray Guy, Cleopatra’s, American Medium, Malraux's Place, and Derek Eller Gallery in New York, NY; Special Feature, Chicago, IL; The Gallery @ Michael's, Los Angeles, CA; and at Silberkuppe, Berlin, Germany. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Taylor Zanke is an artist who uses material sourced from everyday life to explore space and presence. He recently presented I Know Some Things Form Without You, a site specific installation with Ruth Gallery at TRYST (Torrance Art Museum, 2023). He is the founder of art book publisher Allowing Many Forms. He earned a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and a BFA from Parsons the New School For Design.