Kim Rugg

Please Remain Calm

February 13 – March 13, 2010

Press Release

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 13, 5-7p
On View February 13 – March 13, 2010

Mark Moore Gallery is delighted to announce a sophomore solo exhibition of new work by Kim Rugg. With surgical blades and a meticulous hand, Rugg dissects and reassembles newspapers, stamps, comic books, cereal boxes and postage stamps in order to render them conventionally illegible. The front page of the LA Times becomes neatly alphabetized jargon, debunking the illusion of its producers' authority as much as the message itself. Through her reappropriation of medium and meaning, she effectively highlights the innately slanted nature of the distribution of information as well as its messengers. Rugg will also debut several new hand-drawn works alongside wallpaper installations, both of which toy with authenticity and falsehood through subtle trompe l'oeil. Her work can be seen in the National Gallery of Art (D.C.) and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA), among other collections.

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