As Carmen Winant writes in Artforum, George Rush’s works live in the space between agitation and total stillness. Often working with subjects at the boundary of inside and outside—windows and doors, apertures of modern living—his works speak to the history of modernist architecture, to class, social alienation, and contemporary lifestyle in ways that are consistently nuanced and psychologically felt. Rush’s talent for creating the illusion of familiarity, yet without sufficient detail to derive definite conclusions, enhances the ways he is able to manipulate various modes of abstraction and representation to play off each other in dynamic ways.
George Rush lives in Columbus, Ohio, where he is Associate Professor of Art at Ohio State University. He has exhibited his work at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NY; Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen; and Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid. He received a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Arts, an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts, and is the recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the New York Foundation of the Arts.