Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Ruby Palmer.
Palmer’s constructions swivel easily from overhead to underfoot, from aerial perspective to crystal lattice, branching trees or forest floor. They are arrangements that trouble the distinction between painting and object, their aggregate structure creating a boardwalk between the two.
Strips of painted basswood stack and fan like dominoes, compounding their flatness. Closely layered planes seem to tunnel downward and expand outward. Infinitely suggestive, a scaffold for association, they summon leaf forms, fireworks, minerals, pinwheels, sketches for fantastic architecture.
Ruby Palmer (born 1969) received a BA in Painting from Hampshire College in 1992 and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2000. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Campsite: Hudson Valley Artists 2016, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, NY. She received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 1999. She lives and works in Rhinecliff, New York.