Feb. 2-April 21
The first museum exhibition to survey the great variety of sculptural work of one the most significant contemporary artists working today, Sterling Ruby.
Sterling Ruby: Sculpture features nearly 30 large- and moderately-scaled sculptures spanning the artist’s career. His multifaceted practice encompasses sculpture, ceramics, installation, textiles, clothing, painting, collage, photography, and video. From poured polyurethane works to monumental ceramic collages weighing hundreds of pounds to soft sculptures incorporating inexpensive fabrics that the artist often dyes himself, to Minimalist compositions of urethane and Formica, Ruby’s works cross traditional divisions between media and often straddle 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.
Nasher Sculpture Center,
2001 Flora Street