Ruth Scott Blackson : Line After Line

artist reception + talk
Saturday, October 12, 2013
3 - 6 pm
Friday, October 4, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013

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Special hours for POST EAST
Saturday, October 5 
Sunday, October 6
noon - 6 pm

Ruth Scott Blackson will be in the gallery
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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 


Eventbrite - Reception + Artist Talk : Ruth Scott Blackson, Line After Line

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. Most recently she was a recipient of the Hidden City Festival commission in collaboration with The Philadelphia Athenaeum. Ruth will be showing work as part of CITYWIDE at Rebekah Templeton Gallery in November 2013.

She relocated to Philadelphia, USA in September 2011 and is a member of artist collective Grizzly Grizzly.


Image of a black book by Ruth Scott Blackson
Image of a black drawing by Ruth Scott Blackson
White weave by Ruth Scott Blackson
installation at 110 CHURCH gallery Philadelphia
110 CHURCH gallery
110 Church Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106