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Artists Talk on March 15, 2012 at 6pm.
Composed of encaustic paintings on panel this new body of work by Armbruster presents a developing vocabulary made of symbols, gestures and color to explore the subjectivity of memory and the language-less nature of transition. These emotive pieces combine reworked layers of material—graphite, paint, charcoal—added or scraped from the surface of the work themselves to then be reintroduced back into the pieces. Each piece in this series functions like fragments of a larger whole, hinting at a visual narrative that can never be reassembled or viewed in its entirety.
Ambruster is the recipient of numerous awards including the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Artist Opportunity Grant, 2011 and a Samuel Rosenberg Award, 2006. She is a 2011 Flight School for Artists Fellow and has recently exhibited a large body of work in “In Search for Something More” a solo exhibit at 709 Penn Gallery. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.