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Killing the Recondite

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Killing the Recondite

519 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
April 28th, 2007 - June 9th, 2007
Opening: April 28th, 2007 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.metropicturesgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
gallery@metropicturesgallery.com
PHONE:  
212-206-7100
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-6

DESCRIPTION
Three large black sculptures, one ceramic and the others polyurethane, each mounted on spray-painted wood bases that stand as sentries to the large gallery that holds a single room size sculpture. This “monument,” is a massive, multi-level wood platform that holds two immense pink polyurethane forms, one a molten circle, the other a dripping stalagmite. The irregular skein-like surface of the polyurethane sculptures is produced by the continual dripping of the fast-drying material over armatures hung from the studio ceiling.

Ruby works simultaneously in sculpture (plastics, ceramic, wood), video, drawing, collage and digital photography to produce objects and images that converge on both the primal and futuristic, creating an indecipherable (recondite) universe that is disturbingly familiar. Other works in the exhibition employ these facets of Ruby’s wide-ranging versatility.

Born in 1972, Sterling Ruby graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received his MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In the past year, he participated in the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art and “Red Eye: L.A. Artists,” at the Rubell Collection in Miami. Ruby will have a simultaneous exhibition in New York at Foxy Production.