Perez Art Museum Miami acquires seminal painting by Ruth Dealy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE > May 10, 2015

 

RUTH DEALY, Morning After (1974RUTH DEALY, Morning After (1974) acrylic on canvas, 60” x 84”

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Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to announce that Pérez Art Museum Miami recently acquired Morning After, an early painting by internationally known painter Ruth Dealy, a Providence-based artist for nearly five decades. Dealy is one of a group of Rhode Island artists – including Harry Callahan, Stephan Brigidi, Richard Fleishner, Malcolm Grear, Bunny Harvey, Aaron Siskind, Hugh Townley, and Dale Chihuly – who became known as The Rhode Island School based on their emergence in the 1970s as artists from Rhode Island School of Design. The acquisition was made possible by a generous gift from Dr. William and Nancy Tsiaras.

Dealy recently commented on Morning After:

I painted Morning After when I was twenty-seven years old. I had a studio over a bar, and the music played into the night. Although the title might be taken to refer to waking up after the end of a relationship or a night of drinking, I was referring to growing up. I was truly leaving my younger identity to walk the long and (I was afraid) lonely road of the artist. Now, forty-one years later, I am so grateful for that moment, and it still resonates as if it were today. That awakening has led me on a long walk through a dense woods to an opening in the field.

About Ruth Dealy
RUTH DEALY is an artist who has lived and worked in Providence, Rhode Island for 48 years. A recipient of several grants and awards, including the coveted Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts, Dealy is interested in the tension between what is seen and what is felt. Her paintings, both self-portraits and landscapes, are “meditations on ways of seeing and reproducing that seeing, not exactly, but honestly.” For more information about Ruth Dealy, visit ruthdealy.com.

About Pérez Art Museum Miami
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture, and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. This mission is reflected in the initial installation of its permanent collection of art from the World War II era to the present, AMERICANA, at the new home of the 29-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM). Designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, the facility opened in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013, is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming. The facility features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with sprawling galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab, and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit www.pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Twitter (@pamm).

About Yellow Peril Gallery
Founded in 2011, YELLOW PERIL GALLERY is a contemporary art gallery located at The Plant, a historic mill complex in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery fosters modern art critiques on popular culture and society from emerging, mid-career and established artists in the United States and abroad. Our inventory comprises of works of art from critically acclaimed artists who have been featured in biennials and museum exhibitions, participated in top tier art fairs and acquired by private collectors worldwide. Artists that we represent share our commitment to social responsibility, and 10% from the sale of all artwork is donated to a charitable organization of the Artists’ choice. For more information about future exhibitions, visit www.yellowperilgallery.com.

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If you’d like more information about this press release, or to schedule an interview with RUTH DEALY, please contact Vanphouthon Souvannasane at +1 917 655 1497 or via e-mail at van@yellowperilgallery.com.