Looking About in Ecstasy: Ruth Andrews and Mike Slaski

September 1 – October 30, 2011

Ruth Andrews, "Menstruation", installation detail, neon and red marsh sticks
Ruth Andrews, “Menstruation”, installation detail, neon and red marsh stick

Looking About in Ecstasy features recent work by Ruth Andrews and Mike Slaski. The show includes an installation of red marsh stick and neon by Andrews, limestone sculpture by Slaski, as well as paintings by both artists.

Andrews and Slaski are married and live in Cassopolis, Michigan. Their most recent collaborative piece is Nature’s Calligraphy, created for the Carnegie Center for Art and History’s Bicentennial Series, installed at the Farmer’s Market in New Albany, Indiana.

Ruth Andrews began her artistic career in Chicago as an experimental filmmaker in 1973. Her film, Incumbent Mama, was screened at Cannes in 1974. Stories and dreams are the source of much of Ruth’s work as a painter and muralist. She also enjoys acting, writing and directing for theatre, and creating comix. Ruth was recently the lead artist on “Sanctuary and Deliverance,” a community mural project sponsored by the Minority Coalition of Cass County, Michigan.

Mike Slaski has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Chicago. His work has been shown at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, Michigan; Studio Arts in South Bend, Indiana; Adelphi University in Garden City, New York; and Swords into Plowshares Gallery in Detroit, Michigan.

Mike Slaski, Object with No Particular Orientation, 22″ x 14″ x 13″, limestone

Exhibition slideshow

Looking about in Ecstacy: Ruth Andrews and Mike Slaski