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Ruth Gamper

June 5 - August 31, 2019

Ruth Gamper, untitled
Ruth Gamper, Untitled, gouache and pencil on paper
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Ruth Gamper makes her home on Plum Island, the picturesque resort community on Massachusetts’ North Shore. An abundance of beautiful ocean and wooded scenery year-round, along with a swelling population of recreational visitors in the summer months, affords ample subject matter to animate her artistic journeys.

Tree Series 5
Tree Series 5, gouache on paper
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Her formal art education has been quite a journey in itself. Art High School at the Instituto d’Arte di Trento, Trent, Italy is followed by the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia in Venice, where she studied Opera and theater set design. Later settling in the United States, she studied painting at the Art Institute of Boston.

Ruth Gamper, untitled
Ruth Gamper, Untitled, monotype on rice paper
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This exhibit at the Groton Public Library highlights many of Ruth’s recent experiments in printmaking. Her intentions are expressed in the following Artist’s Statement:

This show has two themes, one is a study of trees and the second is a swimming pool/summer series.

Moving from Boston to a rural location led to nature becoming my inspiration.  My intent was not to recreate landscapes but rather use it as an expression of my feelings towards my new environment; these tree drawings have become “Internal Landscapes.”  The monotypes from the following year are more illustrative and are a study of individuality within the societal settings of suburban life.

Ruth Gamper, untitled
Ruth Gamper, Untitled, monotype and acrylic on rice paper
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We are pleased to present a taste of Massachusetts’ coastal islands, courtesy of Ruth Gamper’s interpretations, to color our summer.

There will be a reception for the artists on Thursday, June 12, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.  All are welcome.

This exhibit is made possible by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust.

Ken Hansen,
Curator

Ruth Gamper, untitled
Ruth Gamper, Untitled, gouache and pencil on rice paper
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