We invite you to experience the thoughtful, well crafted, delicious, and surprising work of Ruth Scott Blackson.
Line After Line showcases a selection of new and recent works on paper including drawings, books, and collage, each of which have been informed by Scott Blackson’s sculptural sensibility. The materials used in the creation of these works ranges from construction paper, polymer paper ribbon, and ink. All of these process-based works investigate the abstract quality of the line.
"Marking space is a ritual configuration of lines. Such a space is there for projection and protection. My desire to make a line on a surface or through a space is a response to the environment I am confronted by.
The line confirms my habitation and signals my presence, and once I am gone my absence."
— Ruth Scott Blackson
Ruth Scott Blackson has been a practicing artist for seven years, after studying at Norwich University of the Arts, The University of Sunderland and Goldsmiths College, London. In 2006 and 2009 she was successful in obtaining an English Arts Council award for projects, which culminated in residencies and exhibitions hosted in St. Petersburg and France. In 2009 her work was included in the Younger Than Jesus Artist Directory, New Museum, PHAIDON. She recently completed a commission, forming part of SIDESHOW 2010 in Nottingham, the fringe to The British Art Show.
She relocated to Philadelphia, USA in September 2011 and is a member of artist collective Grizzly Grizzly.