Sterling Ruby "2TRAPS"

The Pace Gallery (545 W 22nd St)

poster for Sterling Ruby "2TRAPS"

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In his first solo exhibition at the gallery, Sterling Ruby presents "2TRAPS," an installation of two large-scale sculptural works created over the past year in the artist’s Los Angeles studio. Sterling Ruby has transformed a public transportation vehicle into a ready-made sculpture titled "BUS," outfitted with a series of interior solitary confinement cages, speakers, sub-woofers, chrome fixtures, and exterior security doors. Inside this muted, claustrophobic environment, notions of excess and suppression are heightened to new extremes. Situated nearby, and mirroring "BUS" in scale (each sculpture measures approximately 10' x 9' x 40'), "PIG PEN" is a massive rectangular grid configured from a series of smaller custom-built rectangular blocks. Each individual block is comprised of four metal security doors, identical to those found on homes in urban environments. Both of these sculptural traps act symbolically as relics of a tarnished past, signals of a stagnating present, and warnings for an apocalyptic future.



from February 05, 2010 to March 20, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-02-04 from 18:00 to 20:00


Sterling Ruby

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