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Brian Rutenberg: Celebrating 25 Years

From May 1, through June 14, 2024 Forum Gallery will present a special exhibition celebrating twenty-five years of Brian Rutenberg’s art during his association with the gallery. The exhibition will showcase twenty-one of Rutenberg’s vibrant, colorful abstract paintings inspired by the landscape of his birthplace, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, dating from 1998 to the present. Each painting is a highlight of his artistic evolution, while together the works in the exhibition illuminate the magnetic, enduring appeal of his art that has made Brian Rutenberg one of this country’s most popular painters.

 

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Brian Rutenberg Butterslip, 1997-98 oil on canvas 60 x 48 inches

Butterslip, 1997-98
oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Irish Painting #14, 1998 oil on canvas 16 x 14 inches

Irish Painting #14, 1998
oil on canvas
16 x 14 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Irish Painting #5, 1998 oil on canvas 16 x 14 inches

Irish Painting #5, 1998
oil on canvas
16 x 14 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Hemlock Lake, 2002 oil on canvas 56 x 79 inches

Hemlock Lake, 2002
oil on canvas
56 x 79 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Until 3, 2004 oil on linen 56 x 79 inches

Until 3, 2004
oil on linen
56 x 79 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Pine, Palm & River 2, 2005 oil on linen 52 x 69 inches

Pine, Palm & River 2, 2005
oil on linen
52 x 69 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Pale Deep, 2007-8 oil on linen 79 x 56 inches

Pale Deep, 2007-8
oil on linen
79 x 56 inches

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Brian Rutenberg The Fading 8, 2009 oil on linen 79 x 56 inches

The Fading 8, 2009
oil on linen
79 x 56 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Low Light 2, 2010 oil on linen 50 x 72 inches

Low Light 2, 2010
oil on linen
50 x 72 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Horizons Crystal Air 5, 2011 oil on linen 30 1/2 x 38 inches

Horizons Crystal Air 5, 2011
oil on linen
30 1/2 x 38 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Late River 4, 2012 oil on linen 26 x 60 inches

Late River 4, 2012
oil on linen
26 x 60 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Green Pond, 2014 oil on linen 58 x 46 inches

Green Pond, 2014
oil on linen
58 x 46 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Spell 2, 2015 oil on linen 82 x 60 inches

Spell 2, 2015
oil on linen
82 x 60 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Looming Pine 2, 2018 oil on paper 30 x 22 1/2 inches

Looming Pine 2, 2018
oil on paper
30 x 22 1/2 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Garden, 2018-19 oil on linen 44 x 62 inches

Garden, 2018-19
oil on linen
44 x 62 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Rain and More Rain, 2019 oil on linen 36 x 55 inches

Rain and More Rain, 2019
oil on linen
36 x 55 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Night Crawler 3, 2021 oil on paper 30 x 22 1/2 inches

Brian Rutenberg
Night Crawler 3, 2021
oil on paper
30 x 22 1/2 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Banner of the Coast 4, 2021 oil on paper 22 1/2 x 30 inches

Banner of the Coast 4, 2021
oil on paper
22 1/2 x 30 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Shade, 2021 oil on linen 40 x 60 inches

Shade, 2021
oil on linen
40 x 60 inches

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Brian Rutenberg, Reeds Rise 2, 2021, oil on linen, 56 x 79 inches

Reeds Rise 2, 2021

oil on linen

56 x 79 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Pillow & Pool 2, 2023 oil on paper 23 x 30 inches

Pillow & Pool 2, 2023
oil on paper
23 x 30 inches
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Brian Rutenberg Great Falls, 2024 oil on linen 40 x 66 inches

Great Falls, 2024
oil on linen
40 x 66 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Butterslip, 1997-98 oil on canvas 60 x 48 inches

Butterslip, 1997-98
oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches

Brian Rutenberg Irish Painting #14, 1998 oil on canvas 16 x 14 inches

Irish Painting #14, 1998
oil on canvas
16 x 14 inches

Brian Rutenberg Irish Painting #5, 1998 oil on canvas 16 x 14 inches

Irish Painting #5, 1998
oil on canvas
16 x 14 inches

Brian Rutenberg Hemlock Lake, 2002 oil on canvas 56 x 79 inches

Hemlock Lake, 2002
oil on canvas
56 x 79 inches

Brian Rutenberg Until 3, 2004 oil on linen 56 x 79 inches

Until 3, 2004
oil on linen
56 x 79 inches

Brian Rutenberg Pine, Palm & River 2, 2005 oil on linen 52 x 69 inches

Pine, Palm & River 2, 2005
oil on linen
52 x 69 inches

Brian Rutenberg Pale Deep, 2007-8 oil on linen 79 x 56 inches

Pale Deep, 2007-8
oil on linen
79 x 56 inches

Brian Rutenberg The Fading 8, 2009 oil on linen 79 x 56 inches

The Fading 8, 2009
oil on linen
79 x 56 inches

Brian Rutenberg Low Light 2, 2010 oil on linen 50 x 72 inches

Low Light 2, 2010
oil on linen
50 x 72 inches

Brian Rutenberg Horizons Crystal Air 5, 2011 oil on linen 30 1/2 x 38 inches

Horizons Crystal Air 5, 2011
oil on linen
30 1/2 x 38 inches

Brian Rutenberg Late River 4, 2012 oil on linen 26 x 60 inches

Late River 4, 2012
oil on linen
26 x 60 inches

Brian Rutenberg Green Pond, 2014 oil on linen 58 x 46 inches

Green Pond, 2014
oil on linen
58 x 46 inches

Brian Rutenberg Spell 2, 2015 oil on linen 82 x 60 inches

Spell 2, 2015
oil on linen
82 x 60 inches

Brian Rutenberg Looming Pine 2, 2018 oil on paper 30 x 22 1/2 inches

Looming Pine 2, 2018
oil on paper
30 x 22 1/2 inches

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Brian Rutenberg Garden, 2018-19 oil on linen 44 x 62 inches

Garden, 2018-19
oil on linen
44 x 62 inches

Brian Rutenberg Rain and More Rain, 2019 oil on linen 36 x 55 inches

Rain and More Rain, 2019
oil on linen
36 x 55 inches

Brian Rutenberg Night Crawler 3, 2021 oil on paper 30 x 22 1/2 inches

Brian Rutenberg
Night Crawler 3, 2021
oil on paper
30 x 22 1/2 inches

Brian Rutenberg Banner of the Coast 4, 2021 oil on paper 22 1/2 x 30 inches

Banner of the Coast 4, 2021
oil on paper
22 1/2 x 30 inches

Brian Rutenberg Shade, 2021 oil on linen 40 x 60 inches

Shade, 2021
oil on linen
40 x 60 inches

Brian Rutenberg, Reeds Rise 2, 2021, oil on linen, 56 x 79 inches

Reeds Rise 2, 2021

oil on linen

56 x 79 inches

Brian Rutenberg Pillow & Pool 2, 2023 oil on paper 23 x 30 inches

Pillow & Pool 2, 2023
oil on paper
23 x 30 inches
Sold

Brian Rutenberg Great Falls, 2024 oil on linen 40 x 66 inches

Great Falls, 2024
oil on linen
40 x 66 inches

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Brian Rutenberg joined Forum Gallery shortly after his return from a year in Ireland on a Fulbright Scholarship. The formative experience cemented for the artist that while the landscape was a starting point for his paintings, they were not “about landscape.” Images refer to trees, ponds, and atmospheric hazes but these anchor points give way to color and love, turning Rutenberg’s paintings into deeply emotive portals to places of palpable energy and harmonious contrasts.

In the video, My Fulbright Life: Brian Rutenberg, The Fulbright Program explores Rutenberg’s year in Ireland and his art.

 

 

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Press Release
Brian Rutenberg CV
Brian Rutenberg biography
"In the Mud with Brian Rutenberg" by Jonathan Miller Spies