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Pitti Immagine Uomo 96
Sterling Ruby

June 11–14, 2019
Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
www.pittimmagine.com

After nearly ten years of exploration, Sterling Ruby will release his first ready-to-wear clothing and accessories line, S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA. The collection will debut at Pitti Immagine Uomo 96, the renowned menswear show in Florence, Italy, on June 13. Ruby has been selected as the special guest of the event. To learn more about the brand, visit srstudio.com or follow @S.R. STUDIO.LA.CA on Instagram.

Photo: Melanie Schiff

Sterling Ruby, SPECTER, 2019 © Sterling Ruby

Public Installation

Sterling Ruby
Desert X

February 9–April 21, 2019
Coachella Valley, Whitewater, California
www.desertx.org

Sterling Ruby’s fluorescent orange monolith SPECTER (2019), appears as an apparition in the desert as part of Desert X, a contemporary-art biennial in Coachella Valley, California. The artist’s brightly colored geometric sculpture creates a jarring optical illusion, giving the landscape the effect of a Photoshopped composite or collage, as if something has been removed or erased from the terrain.

Sterling Ruby, SPECTER, 2019 © Sterling Ruby

Artwork, left and right: © Sterling Ruby; center: © Takuro Kuwata. Photo: Annik Wetter

Visit

Art en Vieille-Ville Genève

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6–9pm
19 place de Longemalle, Geneva
www.avv.ch

Gagosian is pleased to participate in the fall opening of Art en Vieille-Ville. The group exhibition Fire and Clay and works by Paul Noble will be on view to visitors after hours at our Geneva gallery.

Artwork, left and right: © Sterling Ruby; center: © Takuro Kuwata. Photo: Annik Wetter

Photo: Weston Wells for Surface

In Conversation

Sterling Ruby
Raf Simons

Monday, April 23, 2018, 6:30–8pm
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
www.gsd.harvard.edu

Sterling Ruby and Raf Simons, chief creative officer at Calvin Klein, will discuss their design collaborations. The two will be joined by Jessica Morgan, director of the Dia Art Foundation, for a conversation about the overlapping worlds of design, fashion, and contemporary art. To attend the free event, register at www.gsd.harvard.edu.

Photo: Weston Wells for Surface

Sterling Ruby, STRIP STRIP (RB) Limited Edition Poster, 2016 © Sterling Ruby Studio. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Shop Takeover

Shop: Sterling Ruby

March 1–May 26, 2018
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–7pm
Gagosian Shop, Paris
gagosianshop.com

Sterling Ruby will take over the Gagosian Shop in Paris, creating an immersive environment featuring a selection of his graphic posters, laundry bags, and books.

Sterling Ruby, STRIP STRIP (RB) Limited Edition Poster, 2016 © Sterling Ruby Studio. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Steven Parrino, Untitled, 1988 © Steven Parrino

Exhibition

Abstract/Not Abstract

December 6–10, 2017
Moore Building, Miami

On the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch are pleased to present Abstract/Not Abstract, their third collaboration at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District. One of the great innovations of modernism, abstract painting continues to inspire and challenge artists. To make a fresh abstraction today following all the remarkable achievements of the School of Paris and the New York School is a daunting proposition. Yet through the use of innovative approaches, techniques, and technologies, this generation of artists is creating complex and astonishing new work that revitalizes the abstract tradition. Abstract/Not Abstract will include work by contemporary artists who redefine abstraction for our time.

Steven Parrino, Untitled, 1988 © Steven Parrino

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Museum Exhibitions

Installation view, Sterling Ruby: Sculpture, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, February 2–April 21, 2019. Artwork © Sterling Ruby. Photo: Kevin Todora

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Sterling Ruby
Sculpture

February 2–April 21, 2019
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
www.nashersculpturecenter.org

Sterling Ruby’s expansive practice offers a reassessment, critique, and reinvention of a variety of modernist strategies. This exhibition features nearly thirty large- and medium-scale sculptures spanning his career, from poured polyurethane works to monumental ceramic collages weighing hundreds of pounds to soft sculptures incorporating inexpensive fabrics that the artist dyes himself, to Minimalist compositions of urethane and Formica.

Installation view, Sterling Ruby: Sculpture, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, February 2–April 21, 2019. Artwork © Sterling Ruby. Photo: Kevin Todora

Peter Lindbergh, Kiara Kabukuru, Debra Shaw, Paris, France, 1997, 1997 © Peter Lindbergh

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Dior
From Paris to the World

November 19, 2018–March 17, 2019
Denver Art Museum
denverartmuseum.org

Dior: From Paris to the World surveys seventy years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence. A selection of more than 170 couture dresses, as well as accessories, costume jewelry, photographs, drawings, runway videos, and other archival material, traces the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house. Work by Peter Lindbergh and Sterling Ruby is included.

Peter Lindbergh, Kiara Kabukuru, Debra Shaw, Paris, France, 1997, 1997 © Peter Lindbergh

Sterling Ruby, Brass Ketamine User, 2010 © Sterling Ruby. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

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Sterling Ruby
Ceramics

October 3, 2018–March 17, 2019
Museum of Arts and Design, New York
madmuseum.org

Sterling Ruby’s areas of interest are numerous, but sculptures in clay have long played a fascinating and primary position in his broader studio work. Process and materiality are paramount for Ruby, and using these attributes has enabled him to create an extraordinary body of work that is engaging, intuitive, and subversive. This exhibition has traveled from the Des Moines Art Center.

Sterling Ruby, Brass Ketamine User, 2010 © Sterling Ruby. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Ed Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston, Business Cards, 1968, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago © Ed Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston. Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

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West by Midwest

November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
mcachicago.org

West by Midwest tells a story that illuminates the ways that contemporary art practices spread and develop by tracing the intersecting lives of artists who have migrated from the American Midwest to the West Coast since the mid-twentieth century. Lured by career opportunities, warmer weather, and the prospect of a better life promised by the postwar boom, those artists who were able to migrate attended art schools together, shared studios, exhibited work in the same galleries, collaborated on projects, engaged in activism, and dated one another. Work by Mike Kelley, Bruce Nauman, Sterling Ruby, and Ed Ruscha is included.

Ed Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston, Business Cards, 1968, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago © Ed Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston. Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

Sterling Ruby, WIDW. BALLISTIC., 2017 © Sterling Ruby

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Present Tense
Selections from the Lenhardt Collection

September 8–December 30, 2018
Phoenix Art Museum
www.phxart.org

Present Tense includes more than twenty paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures all drawn from the private collection of Dawn and David Lenhardt. The show places recent contemporary acquisitions by the Lenhardts in conversation with works by modern artists. Work by Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Sterling Ruby, and Andy Warhol is included.

Sterling Ruby, WIDW. BALLISTIC., 2017 © Sterling Ruby

Installation view, Sterling Ruby: Ceramics, Des Moines Art Center, June 9–September 9, 2018 © Sterling Ruby

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Sterling Ruby
Ceramics

June 9–September 9, 2018
Des Moines Art Center
www.desmoinesartcenter.org

Sterling Ruby’s areas of interest are numerous, but sculptures in clay have long played a fascinating and primary position in his broader studio work. Process and materiality are paramount for Ruby, and using these attributes has enabled him to create an extraordinary body of work that is engaging, intuitive, and subversive.

Installation view, Sterling Ruby: Ceramics, Des Moines Art Center, June 9–September 9, 2018 © Sterling Ruby

Sterling Ruby, Basin Theology/HATRA, 2017© Sterling Ruby. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

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Sterling Ruby in
Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter

November 21, 2017–April 8, 2018
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida
www.bocamuseum.org

This exhibition brings together twenty-four unique major works by George Ohr, many never before exhibited in public, along with objects by contemporary artists working in the same vein. Work by Sterling Ruby is included.

Sterling Ruby, Basin Theology/HATRA, 2017
© Sterling Ruby. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

Installation view, Proof of Life, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany, May 19, 2017–February 25, 2018. Photo: Björn Behrens

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Proof of Life

May 19, 2017–February 25, 2018
Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
www.weserburg.de

Proof of Life brings together one hundred paintings, sculptures, and photographic works that investigate existential questions in a manner both palpable and profound. Work by Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Anselm Kiefer, Sterling Ruby, and Richard Serra is included.

Installation view, Proof of Life, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany, May 19, 2017–February 25, 2018. Photo: Björn Behrens

Sterling Ruby, SP198, 2012 © Sterling Ruby.Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

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Sterling Ruby in
Christian Dior, Couturier du rêve

July 5, 2017–January 7, 2018
Musée des arts Decoratifs, Paris
www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr

This exhibition marks seventy years since the creation of the brand Christian Dior. It explores the universe of the founder and the designers who have succeeded him, including Raf Simons, who, while working at Dior, collaborated with Sterling Ruby to create a collection of dresses based on Ruby’s Spray paintings.

Sterling Ruby, SP198, 2012 © Sterling Ruby.
Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

Sterling Ruby, Figures (DK.RD.), 2015. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

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Sterling Ruby in
Inside Intensity: The Anniversary Show

May 20–September 17, 2017
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany
www.museumkurhaus.de

This year Kurhaus Kleve will be celebrating its twentieth anniversary with two large-scale exhibition projects. The overarching goal of these elaborate projects is to open up insight into the practice of contemporary art and to develop a sense of the nature of the zeitgeist. Work by Sterling Ruby is included.

Sterling Ruby, Figures (DK.RD.), 2015. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

Sterling Ruby, Basin Theology/Norpropoxyphene, 2012. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

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Sterling Ruby in
Point Quartz: Flower of Kent

June 4–September 17, 2017
Villa Arson, Nice, France
www.villa-arson.org

This exhibition is an in situ installation, conceived as a garden with flower beds that have been transformed into a landscape, made up of various strata, with ceramics in all shapes and forms, from arable soil to terra-cotta. Work by Sterling Ruby is included.

Sterling Ruby, Basin Theology/Norpropoxyphene, 2012. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

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Unpacking
The Marciano Collection

May 25–September 16, 2017
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
marcianoartfoundation.org

Unpacking: The Marciano Collection is the debut presentation of the collection’s holdings organized by Philipp Kaiser. The title and theme of the show are derived from Walter Benjamin’s essay “Unpacking My Library,” in which he discusses the chaotic potentiality inherent in unpacking and recontextualizing one’s collection. Work by Mark Grotjahn, Thomas Houseago, Alex Israel, Takashi Murakami, Albert Oehlen, Sterling Ruby, Cindy Sherman, Franz West, Jonas Wood, and Christopher Wool is included.

Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

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