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Sterling Ruby: LA/BJ

UCCA/KOENIG BOOKS
Edited by Karen Marta, Brian Roettinger.

Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 144 pgs / 60 color / 20 bw. | 1/27/2015 | Awaiting stock
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Sterling Ruby: Softwork

KOENIG BOOKS
Text by Julian Myers-Szupinska.

Pbk, 11 x 15 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355814 | $50.00


Sterling Ruby

JRP|RINGIER
Edited with foreword by Alessandro Rabottini. Text by Jörg Heiser, Robert Hobbs, Sterling Ruby, Catherine Taft.

Pbk, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 168 pgs / 71 color / 4 bw. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783037643754 | $55.00


    

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Sterling Ruby

JRP|RINGIER
Edited by Alessandro Rabottini. Text by Jörg Heiser, Robert Hobbs, Catherine Taft.

Pbk, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 168 pgs / 100 col. | 8/31/2009 | Not available
ISBN 9783037640104 | $55.00


Sterling Ruby: SoftworkSterling Ruby: Softwork

Published by Koenig Books.
Text by Julian Myers-Szupinska.

Conceived and designed by Sterling Ruby (born 1972) himself, Softwork is generously illustrated with dozens of full-page photographs of works from the artist's last four exhibitions, as well as many images from Ruby's studio that provide insight into the artist's working methods. Ruby makes urethane and bronze sculptures, hallucinatory color-field canvases and handmade ceramics, addressing the conflict between individual desire and social structure, and the influence of institutional architecture, both literal and figurative, on human behavior and psychology. "'Soft Work' is only a didactic term. It's not hard, it's not solid, it's malleable," Ruby told ArtInfo. "In America, there is a domesticity that is not associated with masculinity—or if it is, it's usually associated with a difference, a contradiction." Some of the works in Softwork also point to the influence of the late Mike Kelley, to whom Ruby was both studio assistant and close friend.

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Sterling RubySterling Ruby

Published by JRP|Ringier.
Edited with foreword by Alessandro Rabottini. Text by Jörg Heiser, Robert Hobbs, Sterling Ruby, Catherine Taft.

The multitude of mediums and techniques used by Sterling Ruby (born 1972) in his work—ranging from sculpture to collage, installation to painting, ceramics to video and printing—reflects the issues he tackles: the conflict between individual impulses and mechanisms of social control, the coercive function of architectonic space, art as the domain of irrationality, Minimalism and Art Brut, graffiti art, urban violence, desire and pleasure. His works combine memory of the past with attention to contemporary urban and popular phenomena. It is an art of expression and accumulation, of the overproduction of information and of the delirium of the senses, of neurosis and paranoia, and in which the gigantism of the shapes and their proliferation appear like a corrupt manifestation of desire, consumption, anxiety and the need for control that characterizes contemporary occidental culture. This is the second edition of JRP|Ringier's 2009 monograph on Ruby.

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Paperback, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 168 pgs / 71 color / 4 bw.

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Sterling Ruby: LA/BJSterling Ruby: LA/BJ

Published by UCCA/Koenig Books.
Edited by Karen Marta, Brian Roettinger.

Struck by the eerie similarities of the two giant megalopolises of Los Angeles and Beijing, Los Angeles–based artist Sterling Ruby (born 1972) takes the reader into his own journalistic vision in LA/BJ. Combining photographs of landscapes and interiors of the two cities, both shot and found by the artist, on pages claustrophobically framed by collaged imagery of stalagmites and stalactites (a form Ruby has previously explored in monumental sculptures), Ruby conflates and contrasts the two cities, both of which have been at various times posited as the city of the future. The focal point where these two cities merge creates a hybrid city, a dystopic scene that feels like science fiction.

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Sterling RubySterling Ruby

Published by JRP|Ringier.
Edited by Alessandro Rabottini. Text by Jörg Heiser, Robert Hobbs, Catherine Taft.

In a 2008 review, New York Times art critic Roberta Smith glowingly endorsed German-born, Los Angeles-based artist Sterling Ruby, calling him "one of the most interesting artists to emerge in this century. That's only eight years, of course," she added, "but the claim may stick." Ruby--who was born in 1972--uses whatever media suits his ideas; projects have included sculpture, collage, installation, painting, ceramics, video and printmaking. Fusing references to Minimalism, Art Brut and graffiti with a canny grasp of contemporary and pop culture, Ruby's accumulative approach addresses the overproduction of information, neurosis and paranoia, conflicts between individual impulses and mechanisms of social control, urban violence, consumption, anxiety and the need for control that characterizes contemporary Western society. Part of JRP|Ringier's distinctive monograph series, this well-illustrated volume is the most comprehensive reference on this rapidly emerging artist's work to date. It contains newly commissioned essays by Frieze associate editor Jörg Heiser and art historian Robert Hobbs.

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Paperback, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 168 pgs / 100 col.

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PUB DATE 8/31/2009
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