Don’t miss "Cerebral Settings" tonight from 6 to 11 p.m. at GLITCH (2180 Cowden).
Brooklyn-based sculptor Esther Ruiz will present a series of “imagined landscapes” inspired by “space operas, pop culture, geometry, and the setting sun.” Her landscapes — miniature geometric line drawings and brightly colored plexiglass tableaus — are backed up by a series of star-scape murals by painter (and GLITCH founder) Adam Farmer, as well as soundscapes by musician Todd Chappell.
When I stopped by GLITCH earlier this week, Farmer and Ruiz were busy figuring out where to plug in a yellow neon orb (Ruiz, laughing: “I’m not sure if this sculpture is finished”) and how exactly the guest book — an old legal pad — should be attached to one of the walls. The remnants of last month's show by digital artist Lance Turner were mostly concealed beneath the more minimal ("cerebral") current display. Painted blue cardboard, left over from Tyler Hildebrand's November installation served as a light-blocker for windows.
Ruiz is a Rhodes graduate and Houston native who has made her mark in New York upstart galleries such Brooklyn Wayfarers and Airplane Gallery. She has also shown locally at David Lusk. Her strange, compact figurations make reference to digital odysseys and sand gardens, Los Angeles swimming pools and futuristic fictions. They bring out a clean, meditative aspect in the post-psychedelic GLITCH space.