Nasher Sculpture Center presents Sterling Ruby: "Sculpture" closing day
The Nasher Sculpture Center will present Sterling Ruby: "Sculpture," a large-scale exhibition dedicated to the sculptural work of Los Angeles-based artist Sterling Ruby.
Ruby’s multifaceted practice encompasses sculpture, ceramics, installation, textiles, clothing, painting, collage, photography, and video. Featuring nearly 30 large- and moderately-scaled sculptures spanning his career, Sterling Ruby: Sculpture will be the first museum exhibition to survey the great variety of sculptural work of one the most significant contemporary artists working today.
From poured polyurethane works to monumental ceramic collages weighing hundreds of pounds to soft sculptures incorporating inexpensive fabrics dyed in the artist’s studio to Minimalist compositions of urethane and formica, Ruby’s works cross traditional divisions between media, straddling 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.