Ed Ruscha via US Department of Art & Technology
Ed Ruscha will exhibit five pairs of paintings at the Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street in London from February 5 – March 15. Ruscha’s work often centers on ideas of American life and the urban landscape bringing issues of time, memory and perception into the forefront.
Ed Ruscha’s Dare 2001 via Artworld Salon
Dare is an example of Ruscha’s recent work in which ideas of transformation and memory are addressed. This piece is not in the current Gagosian exhibition.
The pairs of paintings in the current exhibition are related in both subject matter and form. Each set of works illustrates the passing of time and the ephemeral nature of memory, thus, continuing Ruscha’s study of the process of transformation. While each image appears to be painted twice, Ruscha subtly alters the canvases to reveal what happens as time progresses and landscape evolves.