Eliane Rutishauser and Edward Lambert

June 12, 1999


Eliane Rutishauser: Self Portrait

Edward Lambert: Watson's Back

The Fugitive Art Center presents Swiss artist Eliane Rutishauser and print maker Edward Lambert in its gallery at 440 Houston Street. The exhibit opens June 12, 1999, and runs through the 30th. An opening reception will be held June 12 from 7:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.

Eliane Rutishauser's work explores the similar functions of photography and identity. Identity is a construction formed by social rules and terms. The everyday use of photography works in a similar way. Ms. Rutishauser earned her degree in photography from the College for Art and Design, Zürich, Switzerland, in 1995. Her work has shown recently at the Exhibitionspace Klinik in Zürich, Galerie Margrit Gass in Basel, and the Swiss Institute in New York. Ms. Rutishauser is currently Artist in Residence at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee (Christoph Merian Foundation Basel). She just received a one-year grant from the Atelierstipendium der Stadt Zürich in New York (studio grants from the city of Zürich).

Ed Lambert's large-scale photo-emulsion screen prints deal with aspects of popular culture which begin with images from tabloids and the theatre of professional wrestling. His recent work links contemporary tattoo images with their historic counterparts and addresses issues of popular culture and the specific personalities of the tattooed individuals. Mr. Lambert received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Recent exhibitions include In the Name of the Place - Kwanju Bienniel in Korea, Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Lambert is Professor of Art at the University of Georgia.