GENEVA, N.Y.-The most recent artwork of Nick Ruth, assistant professor of art at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, is being exhibited in two shows, both titled “Everything at Once.” The show at the Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester opens Sunday, October 28, with a reception held from 6 until 8 p.m. The show at the Little Gallery at Nazareth College opens on Friday, November 2, with a reception held from 7 until 9 p.m. The openings are free and open to the public.
Ruth's paintings, drawings, and prints in “Everything at Once” represent a continuation of Ruth's explorations of geometric patterns, the paintings, drawings, and prints in the show are meditations on the play of order and disorder.
Earlier this year, two paintings of Ruth's paintings were selected by Howard N. Fox for inclusion in the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, Pa. Ruth also had an intaglio print selected by printmaker Wayne Kimball for the national juried show “Hand Pulled Prints,” currently on view in San Antonio, Texas. Ruth's paintings, drawings, prints, and digital images were featured in a two-person show, titled “Nicholas H. Ruth and Bobbi Goldman: Recent Work,” at the Fine Arts Gallery at the State University College at Oneonta.
Ruth's paintings, drawings, and intaglio prints have also been shown at the Handwerker Gallery of the Caroline Werner Gannett Center at Ithaca College, the Canalside Gallery in Seneca Falls, N.Y., and he was given a show at Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars in Lodi, N.Y. Ruth lives in Lodi, and maintains a studio in Interlaken in addition to teaching at the Colleges.