It's been over 20 years since Elaine Rutherford moved away from her homeland, but Scotland's rich landscapes remain a continuing presence in her art. This Saturday, Rutherford will be showing a new body of work that includes paintings and mixed media stemming from photographs she's taken on her yearly trips back home. She'll be using the pieces to explore ideas of migration and movement. Rutherford will be showing alongside Amelia Biewald, who also draws inspiration from landscapes and in-between spaces.
"The longer I'm away, the more important it is to re-establish a presence in my homeland," she says. She's even organizing an exchange with a group of artists, which will result in a show featuring Scottish artists here and a roster of Rosalux artists exhibiting in Scotland.
Lately, she has been intrigued by migration. "I'm an immigrant, so I'm interested in what kinds of impact movement of people have on landscapes," she says. Fences, walls, or marks that are left when people leave -- such as railroad tracks, planes in the sky, and wakes behind a boat -- have all become starting points for her investigations.
IF YOU GO:
Through December 28
The opening reception takes place on Saturday, December 6 from 7 to 11 p.m.
On Thursday, December 18, both artists will be in conversation with Jehra Patrick at 6:30 p.m.