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Futzie Nutzle Retrospective at the New R. Blitzer Gallery

Early Friday evening Dec. 7, 'Nutzle' can be seen at the left, being congratulated by Maureen Davidson. Photo: Stephen Laufer / KUSP

Santa Cruz has been lucky enough to see a resurgence of old & new work from the artist know as Futzie Nutzle (Bruce Kleinsmith). In the last two years, ‘Nutzle’ has shown drawings and assemblages at MAH oil’s at Motiv, plus painting and works on paper at the Cabrillo College Gallery.

Futzie Nutzle's 'Creating the Path' show will be up from Dec. 7 - Jan. 26th. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Santa Cruz arts writer Maureen Davidson says of Nutzle’s work, “His visual puns are spare, clear, amusing, and go right to the center of the issue at hand.”

Nutzle is largely known for his simple, fine line ink drawing, but he also brings a considerable body of oil painting and other drawings.

The retrospective at R. Blitzer Gallery marks the re-opening of the venue, in a new space within the Wrigely Bldg. on Santa Cruz’ Westside, with the entrance now off of Mission St. in front of the building.

Maureen Davidson’s feature in Good Times on Nutzle from 2011.

R. Blitzer Gallery Facebook page

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