Ruth Beer, installation view of States of Matter, 2016.

Ruth Beer

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

Ruth Beer’s recent exhibition, “States of Matter,” presented a suite of works that are beautiful in their materiality while portraying a sobering subject matter. The show arose from research that Beer had been conducting on the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline, which would carry raw bitumen from the tar sands in Northern Alberta across Northwestern British Columbia to the coast. Though Northern Gateway was cancelled, the Liberal government recently approved the building of a Liquefied Natural Gas pipeline along the same path despite widespread concern. …see the entire review in the print version of April’s Sculpture magazine.