The Nature of the Beast by Kathy Ruttenberg
The Nature of the Beastis a comprehensive retrospective of artist Kathy Ruttenberg's workin the past six years including ceramics, drawings, and watercolors. Her recent works aretempered by her travels to far-flung places likeAntarcticaand the Falkland Islands. With texts byNew Yorkmagazine's Design Editor, Wendy Goodman, curator and art historian CharlesStuckey, and Elizabeth L. Bennett of the Wildlife Conservation Society, the book also featuresa tour of her amazing estate and studio in upstate New York where pigs, rabbits, chickens,and goats live in a bucolic and artistic surrounding. A conversation between Ruttenberg andSir John Richardson on her 2014 exhibition at Stux Gallery in Manhattan is also featured.