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December 14, 2008
On December 11, 2008, SHARON STOKES PETTUS. On Monday, friends may call at VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN), 8728 Liberty Road from 4 to 8 P.M. On Tuesday, Ms. Pettus will lie in state at Whitestone Baptist Church, 3001 Baker Street, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 A.M with services to follow. Inquiries to (410) 655-0015.
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October 22, 2013
Hanover native Jonathan Pettus, 25, has been scaring people at Bennett's Curse in Jessup for 10 years. This year, Pettus performs as Gorgoth, the Lord of the Vampyres, one of 13 new characters that Bennett's has introduced in honor of its 13th anniversary. Gorgoth, a fallen angel who previously served as a general in the Inferno under The Dark One, now leads the "The Vampyres", a demonic army, in their dominion over Earth. Unlike Gorgoth, Pettus has no intention of overthrowing the human race.
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January 19, 2005
On January 15, 2005, FRED; beloved uncle of Mable Jackson. Also survived by one brother Bobby Pettus, of KY; two sisters, Audrey Negroe and Betty Battle, of NC. Friends may call at the Wylie Funeral Home, P.A., 638 N. Gilmor Street, on Wednesday 5 to 8 P.M. Family will receive friends on Thursday 10:30 A.M., funeral 11 A.M. in the Chapel of the above named funeral home. Inquiries at www.wyliefuneralhome.com
NEWS
December 14, 2008
On December 11, 2008, SHARON STOKES PETTUS. On Monday, friends may call at VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN), 8728 Liberty Road from 4 to 8 P.M. On Tuesday, Ms. Pettus will lie in state at Whitestone Baptist Church, 3001 Baker Street, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 A.M with services to follow. Inquiries to (410) 655-0015.
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March 14, 2004
WILLIAM H. PETTUS. On March 10, 2004. Visitation Monday, 3 to 8pm, 2140 N. Fulton Ave. The wake will begin at 11:00am with funeral 11:30, Tuesday, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 2201 Garrison Blvd.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Dorsey | November 5, 1998
James DuSel photographs buildings and prints them by a palladium process that achieves tonal nuances and a historical look. Ruth Pettus' paintings of men have become well-known in the Baltimore area, but she keeps them fresh through shifts in emphasis.Both artists are represented individually in the show that opens today at Resurgam Gallery, and in addition they have collaborated on works in the cliche verre process, which dates from the 19th century. In this process, an image is drawn on a surface (traditionally a piece of glass, but in this case a sheet of film)
FEATURES
By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,SUN ART CRITIC | March 11, 1998
The more Ruth Pettus paints men, the less threatening the men seem.I first saw Pettus' expressionistic, gestural paintings of men in indeterminate settings (vaguely defined landscapes or shadowy rooms) several years ago. Then, they seemed to be comments on traditional male dominance and the male's potential for violence. Later paintings seemed less to suggest men specifically and more to suggest the unknowable Other -- whether it was what lay behind the facades of other people, or what lay hidden and undiscoverable (perhaps repressed)
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By GLENN MCNATT and GLENN MCNATT,SUN ART CRITIC | October 12, 2005
When Baltimore painter Ruth Pettus first began showing her brooding images of men in dark suits in the late 1980s, many viewers took the New Zealand native's art as a passionate indictment of gender and class inequality or the soul-deadening ethos of corporate conformity. Though Pettus strenuously resisted the idea her work had any political, sociological or Freudian impetus, such interpretations seemed to stick anyway, and for years she was known primarily as "the painter of men in dark suits" with the same stubborn certainty that Degas was known as a painter of dancers.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,SUN STAFF | September 19, 1996
The show this month at the Resurgam Gallery looks like a shoe store run by the Mad Hatter -- or by a slightly crazed cobbler inspired by Dada masters Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp.After more than a decade, Ruth Pettus has gotten tired of being pointed out as the "men-in-suits painter."So for her "A History in the Life of a Shoe, Part II,"' she's installed about 75 examples of artful footwear in the gallery at 910 South Charles St., about three gulps down from the New World Coffee Shop.They're shoes she's deconstructed, reconstructed, un-constructed, un-tongued, unlaced, re-laced, de-soled, unsold, re-souled, turned-inside-out, sliced, diced, bent, broken and battered, and some she's just preserved as purely unique specimens of the shoemaker's craft.
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,SUN ART CRITIC | March 20, 1996
Ruth Pettus has been creating expressionistic paintings of men for about a dozen years now, so long that you'd think she would get tired of doing it and move on to something else. Or, if not, that those who have followed her work for a while would get tired of looking at it.But she doesn't, and we don't, and with good reason in both cases. Pettus has always been a good painter, but her work broadens and deepens as it goes on. It's a pleasure to see how in these works the act of painting and the subject matter work together to make these pictures so successful.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN REPORTER | November 16, 2007
The family of an elderly woman who was found slain in her Reservoir Hill apartment in June is suing the building's management for lax security they say contributed to her death. The suit against S.H.N.I.R. Apartment Management Corp. and E.T.G. Associates '94 LLP suggests that an unknown intruder may have committed the crime. But police said last night that the investigation had been closed because the main suspect, who lived in the victim's apartment, was a homicide victim himself two weeks later.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun art critic | January 31, 2007
The art of landscape is by definition poetic and symbolical. We respond to pictures of field and forest, mountain and sea because the varied moods of nature somehow seem to echo our innermost thoughts and feelings. Landscape as metaphor is a recurring motif in Terra Incognito/Terra Cognito, an exhibition of recent works by painter Ruth Pettus and photographer Michela Caudill at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Pettus' atmospheric ink drawings and Caudill's spare, black-and-white photographs are mounted on opposing walls, where they activate a subtle visual dialog between the two media.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic | December 6, 2006
Grace Hartigan, who made her reputation as an abstract-expressionist in New York in the 1950s, was once asked why she turned to painting figures after moving to Baltimore in the 1960s. "I guess my pictures of geishas, Kabuki actors and opera singers are excuses for a painting," she said. "The subject simply gives you a way to arrange the colors in the painting, because it's more interesting to paint a costume than just a large area of color without reference to anything else." Ruth Pettus, whose vibrant equestrian images are on view in the show Pony Express at Galerie Francoise, clearly has taken her cue from Hartigan's idea of figures as an "excuse" for abstract-expressionist painting.
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By GLENN MCNATT and GLENN MCNATT,SUN ART CRITIC | October 12, 2005
When Baltimore painter Ruth Pettus first began showing her brooding images of men in dark suits in the late 1980s, many viewers took the New Zealand native's art as a passionate indictment of gender and class inequality or the soul-deadening ethos of corporate conformity. Though Pettus strenuously resisted the idea her work had any political, sociological or Freudian impetus, such interpretations seemed to stick anyway, and for years she was known primarily as "the painter of men in dark suits" with the same stubborn certainty that Degas was known as a painter of dancers.
NEWS
January 19, 2005
On January 15, 2005, FRED; beloved uncle of Mable Jackson. Also survived by one brother Bobby Pettus, of KY; two sisters, Audrey Negroe and Betty Battle, of NC. Friends may call at the Wylie Funeral Home, P.A., 638 N. Gilmor Street, on Wednesday 5 to 8 P.M. Family will receive friends on Thursday 10:30 A.M., funeral 11 A.M. in the Chapel of the above named funeral home. Inquiries at www.wyliefuneralhome.com
ENTERTAINMENT
By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN ART CRITIC | November 25, 2004
For many years, New Zealand-born painter Ruth Pettus has been one of the quiet gems of the Baltimore art scene, but one who has enjoyed a loyal and enthusiastic local following for her haunting, enigmatic works. In recent shows, the artist has exhibited mostly small-scale abstract works that tended to follow a similar pattern: a landscape rendered in muted earth tones and divided horizontally by a line that might be either the horizon or the boundary between sea and shore. Pettus peopled these imaginative landscapes with wraith-like, abbreviated figures drawn in shades of brown and black who often seemed to fade in and out of the background like shimmering apparitions.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN ART CRITIC | November 25, 2004
For many years, New Zealand-born painter Ruth Pettus has been one of the quiet gems of the Baltimore art scene, but one who has enjoyed a loyal and enthusiastic local following for her haunting, enigmatic works. In recent shows, the artist has exhibited mostly small-scale abstract works that tended to follow a similar pattern: a landscape rendered in muted earth tones and divided horizontally by a line that might be either the horizon or the boundary between sea and shore. Pettus peopled these imaginative landscapes with wraith-like, abbreviated figures drawn in shades of brown and black who often seemed to fade in and out of the background like shimmering apparitions.
NEWS
March 14, 2004
WILLIAM H. PETTUS. On March 10, 2004. Visitation Monday, 3 to 8pm, 2140 N. Fulton Ave. The wake will begin at 11:00am with funeral 11:30, Tuesday, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 2201 Garrison Blvd.
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