ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/brx/Events/show en-us 40 Adam Henry - Meessen De Clercq - April 2nd 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:03:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Events/list Gareth Moore - La Loge - April 21st 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:00:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Events/list Tyson Reeder - Office Baroque - April 23rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:40:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Events/list Sterling Ruby - Xavier Hufkens - April 23rd 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Xavier Hufkens is pleased to announce two exhibitions of new work by <a href="http://www.xavierhufkens.com/artists/Sterling-Ruby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sterling Ruby</a>. Running concurrently in the two gallery spaces, <em>ECLPSE</em> (6 rue St-Georges) features the artist&rsquo;s collages, while a series of recent sculptures are presented in <a href="http://www.artslant.com/brx/events/show/376894-scales" target="_blank"><em>SCALES</em></a> (107 rue St-Georges).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sterling Ruby is known for the multifaceted nature of his practice, which encompasses painting, ceramics, collage, video and photography, textiles, sculpture and installations. Working in a wide range of media, from the traditional to the unconventional, Ruby has created an oeuvre that, while remarkably diverse, is firmly rooted within a complex and coherent artistic strategy.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Often drawing upon autobiographical, art historical or sociological sources, Ruby&rsquo;s work is frequently referred to as &lsquo;post-humanist&rsquo; &ndash; a term that broadly describes a society which, thanks in part to technological advancement, has evolved beyond fixed categories of being (e.g. time/place), or predetermining classifications (e.g. animal/human). The seemingly &lsquo;incomprehensible&rsquo; visual range of Ruby&rsquo;s practice thus embodies a schizophrenic, &lsquo;post-everything&rsquo; state of perpetual fragmentation and synthesis. A world in which, according to Ruby, &lsquo;there is just too much information for anything to be coherent or whole.&rsquo; His practice involves a combination of philosophical enquiry and material investigation, the latter involving the seemingly endless repurposing, combining and recombining of different techniques and media. This too mirrors a shifting condition of constant deconstruction and reconfiguration, and the idea of a non-hierarchical, boundary-less universe.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For this exhibition, Ruby has created a new series of collages entitled <em>ECLPSE</em> (the artist&rsquo;s abbreviation for the word &lsquo;eclipse&rsquo;). Made from cardboard salvaged from the floor coverings in the artist&rsquo;s studio, the collages reflect a newfound sense of simplicity and formality. The abstract shapes, which are reminiscent of suns, moons and overlapping landscapes, are painted in bright, primary colours. Ruby has said of these compositions: &lsquo;They continue with themes, theories and concepts that have been central to my previous work, but I have been trying to make them abstract and formal, my attempt to connect to the historical lineage of Suprematism.&rsquo; The contrast between the reclaimed &lsquo;artistic&rsquo; waste and the richness of the paint highlights a dynamic tension between Ruby&rsquo;s contemporary practice and the early-modern belief in the supremacy of &lsquo;pure artistic feeling&rsquo; over the visual depiction of objects.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ruby will also be exhibiting a new group of mobiles in the series known as <em>SCALES</em>. These monumental sculptures, which the artist views as three-dimensional manifestations of his collages, feature identical monochrome shapes to those evident in the <em>ECLPSE</em> series, but this time juxtaposed with identifiable scraps of materials and objects from his studio. These elements lend the works a more narrative aspect. Whilst Ruby is well known for his collages, and has also constructed mobiles in the past, the works presented in <em>ECLPSE</em> and <em>SCALES</em> bear witness to a shift in perspective. Says Ruby: &lsquo;These works are pared down to their basic formal elements. In the past I&rsquo;ve insisted on seeing the conceptual element, as opposed to feeling confident that it is there even when it is not evident at first glance. They are also playful, in a way, which feels new to me.&rsquo;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.xavierhufkens.com/artists/Sterling-Ruby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sterling Ruby</a> (b. 1972) lives and works in Los Angeles. In 2014 his work was included in the Whitney Biennial, the 10th Gwangju Biennale and the 9th Taipei Biennial. Major solo exhibitions include: <em>Sterling Ruby</em>, Baltimore Museum of Art, USA (2014), <em>Droppa Blocka</em>, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Ghent, Belgium (2013), <em>Chron II</em>, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany (travelling exhibition, 2013), <em>Soft Work</em>, Centre d&rsquo;Art Contemporain Gen&egrave;ve, Switzerland (travelling exhibition, 2012-2014) and <em>Supermax 2008</em>, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (2008).</p> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:12:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Events/list Sterling Ruby - Xavier Hufkens - 107 rue St-Georges - April 23rd 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Xavier Hufkens is pleased to announce two exhibitions of new work by <a href="http://www.xavierhufkens.com/artists/Sterling-Ruby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sterling Ruby</a>. Running concurrently in the two gallery spaces, <a href="http://www.artslant.com/brx/events/show/376892-eclpse" target="_blank"><em>ECLPSE</em></a> (6 rue St-Georges) features the artist&rsquo;s collages, while a series of recent sculptures are presented in <em>SCALES</em> (107 rue St-Georges). </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sterling Ruby is known for the multifaceted nature of his practice, which encompasses painting, ceramics, collage, video and photography, textiles, sculpture and installations. Working in a wide range of media, from the traditional to the unconventional, Ruby has created an oeuvre that, while remarkably diverse, is firmly rooted within a complex and coherent artistic strategy.&nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Often drawing upon autobiographical, art historical or sociological sources, Ruby&rsquo;s work is frequently referred to as &lsquo;post-humanist&rsquo; &ndash; a term that broadly describes a society which, thanks in part to technological advancement, has evolved beyond fixed categories of being (e.g. time/place), or predetermining classifications (e.g. animal/human). The seemingly &lsquo;incomprehensible&rsquo; visual range of Ruby&rsquo;s practice thus embodies a schizophrenic, &lsquo;post-everything&rsquo; state of perpetual fragmentation and synthesis. A world in which, according to Ruby, &lsquo;there is just too much information for anything to be coherent or whole.&rsquo; His practice involves a combination of philosophical enquiry and material investigation, the latter involving the seemingly endless repurposing, combining and recombining of different techniques and media. This too mirrors a shifting condition of constant deconstruction and reconfiguration, and the idea of a non-hierarchical, boundary-less universe. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For this exhibition, Ruby has created a new series of collages entitled <em>ECLPSE</em> (the artist&rsquo;s abbreviation for the word &lsquo;eclipse&rsquo;). Made from cardboard salvaged from the floor coverings in the artist&rsquo;s studio, the collages reflect a newfound sense of simplicity and formality. The abstract shapes, which are reminiscent of suns, moons and overlapping landscapes, are painted in bright, primary colours. Ruby has said of these compositions: &lsquo;They continue with themes, theories and concepts that have been central to my previous work, but I have been trying to make them abstract and formal, my attempt to connect to the historical lineage of Suprematism.&rsquo; The contrast between the reclaimed &lsquo;artistic&rsquo; waste and the richness of the paint highlights a dynamic tension between Ruby&rsquo;s contemporary practice and the early-modern belief in the supremacy of &lsquo;pure artistic feeling&rsquo; over the visual depiction of objects.&nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ruby will also be exhibiting a new group of mobiles in the series known as <em>SCALES</em>. These monumental sculptures, which the artist views as three-dimensional manifestations of his collages, feature identical monochrome shapes to those evident in the <em>ECLPSE</em> series, but this time juxtaposed with identifiable scraps of materials and objects from his studio. These elements lend the works a more narrative aspect. Whilst Ruby is well known for his collages, and has also constructed mobiles in the past, the works presented in <em>ECLPSE</em> and <em>SCALES</em> bear witness to a shift in perspective. Says Ruby: &lsquo;These works are pared down to their basic formal elements. In the past I&rsquo;ve insisted on seeing the conceptual element, as opposed to feeling confident that it is there even when it is not evident at first glance. They are also playful, in a way, which feels new to me.&rsquo;&nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.xavierhufkens.com/artists/Sterling-Ruby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sterling Ruby</a> (b. 1972) lives and works in Los Angeles. In 2014 his work was included in the Whitney Biennial, the 10th Gwangju Biennale and the 9th Taipei Biennial. Major solo exhibitions include: <em>Sterling Ruby</em>, Baltimore Museum of Art, USA (2014), <em>Droppa Blocka</em>, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Ghent, Belgium (2013), <em>Chron II</em>, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany (travelling exhibition, 2013), <em>Soft Work</em>, Centre d&rsquo;Art Contemporain Gen&egrave;ve, Switzerland (travelling exhibition, 2012-2014) and <em>Supermax 2008</em>, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (2008).</p> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:12:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Events/list Claire Chesnier - Art Brussels - April 24th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:43:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Events/list