Ruth Root @ Andrew Kreps

Ruth Root, Untitled, 2014-2015, fabric, enamel, plexi, spray paint, 104 x 63 inc
Ruth Root, Untitled, 2014-2015, fabric, enamel, plexi, spray paint, 104 x 63 inches (courtesy of Andrew Kreps Gallery)

Jonathan Stevenson blogs about works by Ruth Root at Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, on view through August 14, 2015.

Stevenson writes: "Each piece comprises two main elements – digitally-printed fabric of Root’s own design (involving dots, lines, and more elaborate shapes) and a Plexiglas panel enamel- and spray-painted in oblique reference to the pattern or in looser coordination with it. They hang in restive equilibrium. One element tempers the visual primacy of the other, while each work as a whole presents a controlled conflagration of line, color, and allusion, sometimes to mesmerizing effect."