“John Collier: Fort Kent, Maine (vicinity). Salvage drive for scrap metal"
2015, acrylic on canvas, 70 x 83 inches.
“Martha McMillan Roberts: Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. Auto "graveyards" where old worn out automobiles are stripped of usable parts. Non-ferrous materials are burned out and the steel chassis and bodies are sent on to scrap iron and steel dealers. Such yards as these supply tons of scrap iron, steel and rubber yearly which is now being used to alleviate shortages in"
2014, acrylic on canvas, 71 x 86 inches.
Walker Evans [Posters covering a building near Lynchburg to advertise a Downie Bros. circus]
2013, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 65 inches.
Francis Ruyter (b. 1968, Washington DC) lives and works in Vienna, Austria. He studied at Maryland Art Center from 1982-86; the School of Visual Arts, New York, from 1986-1990 and Hunter College Fine Arts Program, New York from 1991-92. Ruyter has been occupied with the Library of Congress's FSA archive of Depression-era photographs. Using the image archive as source for his work, Ruyter transforms iconic stark black and white photographic images into vividly colored paintings or relief prints.
Recent solo exhibitions include Galeria Senda, Barcelona (2018); Lab 36, Barcelona (2015); school, Vienna (2015); Eleven Rivington, New York (2015); Connersmith Gallery, Washington D.C. (2012); Alan Cristea Gallery, London (2012); Leeahn Gallery, Seoul (2011) and Daegu, South Korea. Recent group exhibitions include Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2017); Mak/artmonte-carlo salon d'art, Monaco (2016); Mattatuck Museum, Connecticut (2016); Kunstforum Montafon, Schruns (2013) and St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington (2013).
Ruyter has work in many private and public collections worldwide including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Denver Art Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; La Colección Jumex Mexico City; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; Valencia Arte Contemporáneo, Valencia and Elgiz Museum, Istanbul.
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