Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lance Rutledge

Untitled, 2003, oil on canvas, 11" x 14"

Untitled, 2006, oil on canvas, 30" x 30"

Untitled, 2006, oil on canvas, 44" x 34"

Untitled, 2007, oil on canvas, 18" x 20"

A while back, a friend of mine told me about a painting she saw that curiously read, “No Sausages Allowed”, but she didn't know the name of the artist. I have since found out that it was the work of Lance Rutledge. Though I still haven't seen that particular work, I managed to get an image of another work from 2003 and few more recent images. From what I have seen, he often works with with similarly awkward pronouncements. It seems that the addition of the non-textual elements is a more recent development.

He currently has a work up at Proteus Gownaus, where he is a frequent collaborator.


  1. professortomatoJanuary 31, 2008

    Hey! these kind of remind me of good ol' Erik Den Breejen! Den Breejen lifts from song lyrics but this guy is more lyrical. Wasn't there a character named Lance Rutledge on Bold and the Beautiful?

  2. Yeah, I like Mr. Den Breejen’s work as well. For some reason, Rutledge’s words remind me more of random signs that you see around or something overheard in a conversation…I saw a sign yesterday when I was eating lunch that read, “please keep your receipt visible while eating”. Even in context it’s bizarre to me.

    I'll need to do some more research on the Bold and the Beautiful, nothing in IMDB.

  3. lance rutledgeFebruary 19, 2008

    Actually I 've been using text and images as well as text alone in paintings for 20 years, at least. The painting/sign, "No Sausages Allowed" one commenter saw
    awhile back, was probably in American fine art/ Colin DeLand, who kept that hung at the front desk in his gallery. At the time it was signed P. Shrinermacher. An alias I used at the time.
    Lance Rutledge

  4. Thanks for clearing that up Lance. I was guessing that you had began images recently from earlier works I had seen.

    Are some of these statements found/overheard or all they all self-invented?

    How long did you use the alias? Where does this name come from?

  5. I like your paintings!
    good luck!