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Exhibition Detail
CHRON
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New York, NY 10013


February 22nd, 2008 - March 27th, 2008
Opening: 
February 21st, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Absolute Contempt for Total Serenity #2, Sterling RubySterling Ruby,
Absolute Contempt for Total Serenity #2,
2005, Collage on paper, 28 x 22 in
© Courtesy of the artist and Foxy Production, New York
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Sterling Ruby addresses notions of violence, repression and social control through a diverse artistic practice, incorporating sculpture, video, photography, drawing, collage and installation. Through visceral, cryptic and architectonic motifs, ranging from "Supermax" prisons to biomorphic forms, Ruby trades medium-specificity for an exploration of shifting borders of social and subjective experience that propose a self-styled “amorphous law.” Sterling Ruby: CHRON will present a survey of the LA-based artist’s work in drawing with approximately fifty works spanning from 2003 to the present, including several new large-scale works conceived for the Drawing Room. The exhibit will foreground the role of drawing as medium, gesture and act, in Ruby’s multivalent body of work—from graffiti-based spray paint drawings to photographic collages, nail polish abstractions, and inscribed Formica sculptures—which when viewed together reveal formal and thematic connections informed by the artist’s background in drawing.

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