Castor Gallery is pleased to announce Nathan Ritterpusch, Old Enough To Be My Mother, an exhibition of sixteen oil paintings by Nathan Ritterpusch. This exhibition will be the artist’s first solo exhibition with Castor Gallery.
The paintings included in Ritterpusch’s, Old Enough To Be My Mother series are largely based off of vintage pinup magazines from the 1960’s. These works explore contemporary notions of beauty, ephemerality and Ritterpusch’s curious relationship to the women that are contemporaries of his mother. The way the artist represents these seductive portraits is disruptive, while these electrically charged paintings allow nostalgia and eroticism to resurface, they seem to be captured in the fraction of a moment, like a fading memory. A second group of larger works, teeming with humor and contradiction, provide insight into the day-to-day environment in which these women exist. These three larger works incorporate sanding and text that merge figuration and abstraction to generate a loose narrative.
Nathan Ritterpusch (b. 1976, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) graduated in 1999, from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His work has been shown extensively in galleries throughout the United States and Europe. Recent solo exhibitions include: 57West57 Arts (New York) Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann, (Dusseldorf, Germany); University of Nebraska, (Lincoln, NE); and RARE Gallery, (New York). Ritterpusch has held residencies at Dada Post in Berlin, Germany, 2011; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 2010; Futura Projekts in Prague Czech Republic, 2008. Nathan Ritterpusch currently divides his time between NYC and Connecticut.