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Sterling Ruby, Chron

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The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street, 212-219-2166
Soho
February 22 - March 27, 2008
Reception: Thursday, February 21, 6 - 8 PM
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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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