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G FINE ART will feature the work of Julia Oldham and Jose Ruiz at the (e)merge art fair
Julia Oldham is a video artist whose performative works explore science and desire. She seeks romance in statistical physics and looks for love stories in quantum mechanics
The video Antimatter Twin will be shown following it’s screening at the Bronx Museum of Art. The video follows Oldham herself and her double, allegorizing small-particle physics. The figures contemplate each other but instinctively know that any direct contact would mean certain annihilation. The work is luxurious in it’s pace and dense with implications. Lance Esplund in the Wall Street Journal compared it to Bergman’s Persona.
Julia Oldham’s work has been screened/exhibited at Art in General, New York, NY, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; PPOW, New York, NY; The Drawing Center, NY, NY; the Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY; The Museum of contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Espacio3, Lisbon, Portugal; The Dia Foundation at the Hispanic Society, NY, NY; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; Nunnery Gallery, London, UK. The work has been supported by Artadia, The Fund for Art and Dialogue, NY, NY; Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of Art, Art in General , NY, NY; Outpost Artist Resources, Ridgewood, NY; Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY; City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
In Jose Ruiz’s newest photos, First Encounters, the artist doubles scenes in early paintings and movies that depict the first sightings of natives or people from the inner city as witnessed by explorers or lost suburbanites. The usual dramatization of sets of eyes peering through the bush or the line of gentrification is absorbed in order to poise a stalemate on objectification and extend the prolongation of curiosity; thus creating a new set of positions for the viewer to navigate.
Jose Ruiz has received numerous grants and commission, including among them is the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami. FL; Aljira, the Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. Solo exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Bronxville, NY at Sarah Lawrence College and at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning in Queens, NY. Ruiz has had two solo exhibitions at G Fine Art. Ruiz has shown in Europe, Asia, South America and North America in group shows too numerous to mention. Jose Ruiz is also a curator and the founder of Furthermore, a printing facility for the visual arts in Washington, DC.