This catalogue traces American artist Sterling Ruby’s pattern of reuse as embodied by his studio’s infrastructure. The consumption of found materials and makeshift aesthetics typical of the artist’s style forms an ever-expanding archive, applied within existing frameworks of material transformation to create expressive artworks ingrained with “exegetic intensity”. In this case, the focus is on a selection of his wall-based assemblages made using wood taken from his mother’s barn in Pennsylvania, which was disassembled after her death and shipped to his studio in California. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Xavier Hufkens in Brussels, it includes a text by Jeffrey De Blois.
June 2020126 pages, 25 x 31 cm