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John Ruppert: Terra Firma

September 21 - November 4, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 27 6 - 8pm

C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present Terra Firma, a solo exhibition by John Ruppert. The exhibited sculpture and photography extends from the artist’s ongoing investigation of human intervention on the natural within a framework of material-based processes. Terra Firma showcases Ruppert’s fluid skill with cast metals, rapid prototyping, photography and light, presenting works which harness energy to engage structure and calibrate dynamic systems.

John Ruppert (b. 1951, Winchester, MA) has exhibited widely at institutions in the US and abroad including The Academy Art Museum, Kreeger Museum, OMI International Sculpture Park and DeCordova Museum. He is the recipient of many awards and grants, as well as commissions at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport and The American Visionary Art Museum. Terra Firma is the artist’s sixth solo exhibition at C. Grimaldis Gallery. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park and currently lives and works in Baltimore.

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