Solo Exhibitions

Jordi Alcaraz

Jordi Alcaraz: Altered States



A compelling exhibition by the Spanish contemporary artist presented by Jack Rutberg in Los Angeles. This museum-scale exhibition of works that transcend painting, sculpture, and drawing as Alcaraz blends all media, employing assemblage-like manner and installation. Conceptually, Alcaraz extends notions of perspective beyond the realms of the physically-seen in unpredictable ways. His prior solo exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in 2010 was cited by critics as one of Southern California’s 10 best exhibitions of that year.

Hans Burkhardt

Hans Burkhardt: Within & Beyond the Mainstream



Hans Burkhardt’s (1904–1994) expansive career and influence in L.A. are the focus of a survey exhibition of paintings and drawings entitled Hans Burkhardt: Within & Beyond the Mainstream. The exhibition, is part of the Getty’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 — 1980. The Burkhardt exhibition is through December 24 at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles. Hans Burkhardt: Within & Beyond the Mainstream is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions and selected private galleries from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Hans Burkhardt’s career was the most expansive in L.A.’s history, spanning more than six decades, influencing generations of artists.

Creative Current Remembers Hans Burkhardt



Hans Burkhardt (December 20, 1904 — April 22, 1994) moved to Los Angeles from New York in 1937 and worked here until his death in 1994. During hs long career, he produced some of the greatest abstract expressionist paintings of his time. His work deals with contrasting themes like beauty and death or hope and despair.
Gallery owner Jack Rutberg is is an expert on Burkhardt’s life and his art. He gives us an overview amongst several Burkhardt paintings at his gallery in Los Angeles.

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George Condo

People, Faces & Comments at the George Condo Exhibition Opening



This rare view of Condo’s works in Los Angeles reveals an intimate – and for many – a surprising aspect of Condo’s work, displaying a more distilled aesthetic, rooted through great draftsmanship and line. Condo is typically known for bold paintings so brash as to be referred to as Gonzo Artificial Realism. “Artificial Realism” is the term the artist uses to describe his works, which by turns are meditative, wry, irreverent and fantastical, reflecting Condo’s now-iconic surrealistic mash-up of old and modern masters.

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Claire Falkenstein

A tour of the 2012 Falkenstein Exhibition



Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles presents the exhibition, “Claire Falkenstein: An Expansive Universe” to celebrate the first major publication detailing the artist’s entire career: “Claire Falkenstein,” with essays by art historians Susan M. Anderson and Maren Henderson, art writer and curator Michael Duncan, and an introduction by Philip Linhares, President of the Falkenstein Foundation and former Chief Curator of Art at the Oakland Museum of California.

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Patrick Graham

3 Part Talk by Critic Kenneth Baker

Meridian is pleased to partner with Crossroads to explore and celebrate this exhibit through a series of events at the gallery. Kenneth Baker, art critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, is our first guest in this series. Mr. Baker will lead an exploratory presentation about Patrick Graham’s art work, placing the artist both in a cultural and artistic context. A native of the Boston area, Mr. Baker has served as art critic for the Boston Phoenix and has contributed to numerous publications, including Artforum, Art in America and the New York Times Book Review. Mr. Baker has also authored Minimalism: Art of Circumstance (Abbeville Press, 1989/1997).

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Ruth Weisberg

The artist in her studio & opening night of her survey exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts.



This exhibition presents paintings and works on paper by one of Los Angeles’ most celebrated figurative artists. “Ruth Weisberg: Now & Then” presents works from more than three decades, and includes Weisberg’s most recent paintings and drawings, revealing a unique vision through which the viewer sees the convergence of art history, personal memory, and cultural experience.

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Jerome Witkin

Jerome Witkin’s ‘Drawn to Paint’ Exhibition by Syracuse University



Drawn to Paint: The Art of Jerome Witkin opens September 8 at the SUArt Galleries!

Drawn to Paint: The Art of Jerome Witkin, a retrospective exhibition featuring 70 works of art examining a crucial aspect of the artist’s career. By displaying prepratory drawings beside their finished works for the first time, the exhibition invites the public to see the artist’s method as the compositions evolve to completion.

Drawn to Paint, which is divided between two venues, will be on view at the SUArt Galleries on the Syracuse University main campus and the XL Projects gallery in downtown Syracuse from September 8 until October 23, 2011.

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Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin

TWIN VISIONS: A major exhibition uniting the identical twins




Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin

An historic exhibition united two celebrated artists – identical twin brothers – Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin on March 1, 2014 at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles.

Jerome Witkin and Joel-Peter Witkin are acknowledged as two of the greatest contemporary artists in their respective genres. Jerome Witkin is a painter cited by critics and curators as the finest narrative contemporary artist. Joel-Peter Witkin is equally regarded as a master of his genre – a groundbreaking photographer famous for masterfully conjuring his uniquely surreal images. These identical twin brothers, artistically estranged, have enjoyed remarkable success during their respective careers spanning more than fifty years, have never exhibited together. Until now.


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Francisco Zúñiga

Francisco Zúñiga: A Centennial Tribute





A formidable exhibition of sculpture, paintings and works on paper by this major 20th century Latin American artist. Through his now iconic works, Zúñiga celebrates the female form as a heroic elemental force. This exhibition follows museum tributes at the Ernst Barlach Stiftung, Germany and Mexico’s Museo Nacional de Arte.



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Group Exhibitions

Letters From Los Angeles: Text in Southern California Art

Jack Rutberg discusses the expansive exhibition which includes works by more than thirty contemporary L.A.-based artists who incorporate elements of words and letters in their work.



The contemporary artists featured in this "Letters from Los Angeles" exhibition have used text in extraordinarily diverse ways: immortalizing L.A.'s signs, streets and gas stations, using comic book captions to convey dramatic angst, juxtaposing text with appropriated images, framing collages with wry observations and titles, employing the power of language to pose disquieting comments in conceptual works; surrealist re-configuring of old prints and clippings with snatches of verse and prose. The range of approaches is as individual as the artists themselves. The vast and diverse ways Southern California artists incorporate words, numerals and text into their compositions reflects an aesthetic that might be seen as a logical antecedent to the current spotlight on contemporary-graffiti and tattoo art.

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Some Assembly Required: Assemblage & Collage

Jack Rutberg talks with Art Critic & Writer Shana Nays Dambrot on the Major Exhibition.



Art dealer and impresario Jack Rutberg operates one of the most respected fine art galleries in LA, consistently offering monographic surveys and inspired group shows that never fail to invigorate the discourse on the art of the last 100 years and of today. As a curator, Rutberg never ceases pursuing new insights, even into the stalwarts of contemporary art history, that broaden and deepen our understanding of the legacy of LA’s internationalist artistic heritage. Shana Nys Dambrot spoke with Rutberg about the overwhelmingly positive response to his current blockbuster, Some Assembly Required.

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Interviews

A series of interviews with Jack Rutberg

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine interviews art dealer Jack Rutberg



Dialogue: Jack Rutberg and Matt Gleason



Jack Rutberg of Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is one of the most knowledgeable and insightful collectors and gallery proprietors in L.A. He lunches with Matt Gleason of I-5 Gallery and Coagula Magazine. Matt has been deeply involved in the evolution of the contemporary arts scene in urban L.A. for more than two decades.

They are hosted by Barbara’s Resaurant at the Brewery Art Colony
620 Moulton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90031
Recorded live on September 3, 2009



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