Jenny from the Color Block

November 11 - December 18, 2016

Artists: Robert Burnier, Boyang Hou, SANGREE, Rebecca Shore, Min Song, and Lisa Williamson
Curated by Eric Ruschman (AAC '07)

Jenny from the Color Block
Curated by Eric Ruschman
Artists: Robert Burnier, Boyang Hou, SANGREE, Rebecca Shore, Min Song, and Lisa Williamson

November 11 – December 18, 2016

CINCINNATI, OH – The Art Academy of Cincinnati welcomes alumnus Eric Ruschman, who brings to the Convergys Gallery, Jenny from the Color Block. The exhibition invites viewers to experience color as a force that sparks alertness, commands attention, propels action, and even triggers a state of alarm. In the curator's words, “All that's needed to issue a state of alarm is to know the coordinating color code: Amber Alert. Code Orange. Code Red...Pop goes the world. Minimalism goes the world. Monochrome goes the world.” Sculptors and painters arouse a spectrum of emotive responses through 2D and 3D works rendered in bright, brisk, bold color. Jenny from the Color Block opens in the Convergys Gallery on November 11, 2016 with a reception from 5-8pm and runs through December 18. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Eric Ruschman is a painter and gallerist based in Chicago, IL. He holds a BFA in Painting from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Director of Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago, IL, Ruschman co-founded U·turn Art Space in Cincinnati, OH, where he has been involved in numerous curatorial endeavors. In 2015, Ruschman's paintings were selected for inclusion in the publication New American Paintings. His works have been exhibited at Pilot Projects, Philadelphia, PA; Circa Modern, Chicago, IL; Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL; Habersham Mills, Demorest, GA; and the Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center, Covington, KY. For more information, please visit

About the Artists:
Robert Burnier received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His exhibition record includes Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, Gallery 400, and Illinois State Museum in Chicago, IL; Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL; Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL; and La Box, Bourges, France. His work has been shown at fairs such as UNTITLED Miami, EXPO Chicago, CODE Art Fair – Copenhagen, Denmark, NADA New York, and Volta New York. His work is included in numerous private and public collections. Click

Boyang Hou is co-director of Fernwey Gallery in Chicago, IL. He received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BFA from New York University. Exhibition venues include Paris London Hong Kong, Chicago, IL; DEMO Projects, Springfield, IL; Lease Agreement, Baltimore, MD; and Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL. Click

SANGREE, an artistic collaboration between René Godínez Pozas and Carlos Lara, presents a transdisciplinary approach to popular culture phenomena, fundamental human concerns, and art history, Exhibition history includes Black Cube Nomadic Museum, Denver, CO; Yautepec, Bikini Wax, and Casino Metropolitano in Mexico City; and Kunstakademie, Karlsruhe, Germany. Click

Rebecca Shore creates meticulous paintings and drawings characterized by an abiding interest in pattern, system, and signification. Her exhibitions include solo shows at the Elmhurst Art Museum; the Herron Gallery at the Herron School of Art, Indianapolis; the Chicago Cultural Center, and Eight Modern Gallery in Santa Fe. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Shore teaches in SAIC's Department of Painting and Drawing. Please visit

Min Song received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with her BFA. A Joan Mitchell MFA Grant nominee in 2011, Song was awarded the 2010 University Fellowship from UIC. Song has had solo exhibitions in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Please visit

Lisa Williamson received her MFA from University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Exhibitions include Eleven Holes, a public art commission by LAXART at Kings Road Park, West Hollywood, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, The Finley, and The Box in Los Angeles; Marianne Boesky Gallery, NYC; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; and CCA Andratx Kunsthalle, Mallorca, Spain. Please visit

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