La Verne Art Professor’s Paintings Featured in Marin Community Exhibit

February 5, 2013 by University of La Verne

Ruth Trotter's "Scotland" acrylic and oil on linen painting featuring her latest technique.

Marin Community Foundation is including work by University of La Verne Professor of Art, Ruth Trotter in its “Millennial Abstractions” exhibition.

Trotter’s current work is inspired by modern art movements in the twentieth century, and the intersection of art and psychology.

“My recent paintings and drawings are based on my interest in modes of representation that are rooted in both psychological paradigms and themes of landscape. These paintings originate as carefully articulated drawings, and are thereafter built up with bold impasto strokes and smears of color,” Trotter said.

“Millenial Abstractions” will run February 15 through May 31 and feature 22 artists. A public reception will be held Thursday, March 14 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. at the Foundation’s offices in Novato, CA.

There are approximately 80 large-scale paintings that portray a variety of colors and textures from San Francisco and Los Angeles artists.

Many artists have responded to the horrors of 9/11, the Iraq War, and the life-changing impacts of climate change with a fragmented, dissociative, deconstructed focus in both painting and sculpture. The work included in this exhibit, however, is more vibrant and evocative. The artists’ choice of color, form, shapes, and mark making are transformational and inspiring in the deepest sense.

Trotter and the other artists in the exhibit share a sense of authenticity, surrender, and fearlessness that embolden viewers of their work to be inspired in an external way rather than through introspection.

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