Nasher Sculpture Center presents Sterling Ruby: "Sculpture" opening day
Sterling Ruby’s multifaceted practice encompasses painting, collage, photography and video, textiles, clothing, ceramics, sculpture, and installations. Featuring 20–30 large- and moderately-scaled sculptures spanning his career, Sterling Ruby: "Sculpture" will be the first museum exhibition to survey his sculptural work and the great variety of methods and materials he has explored.
From poured polyurethane works to monumental ceramic collages weighing hundreds of pounds to soft sculptures incorporating inexpensive fabrics that the artist often dies himself, to Minimalist compositions of urethane and Formica, Ruby’s works cross traditional divisions between media and ignore the line between high and low, fine art and craft, luxury goods and common necessities. Incorporating a range of modernist strategies to make expressive works of art with materials typically associated with utility and affordability, Ruby’s work addresses a range of issues from societal to personal, and re-examines notions of beauty and value.
Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, Sterling Ruby: "Sculpture" will be accompanied by a lavishly illustrated catalogue featuring an essay on Ruby’s work by Nasher Chief Curator, and curator of the exhibition, Jed Morse. The exhibit will be on display through August 19.