Sarah Conaway, Erik Frydenborg, Philipp Kaiser, Los Angeles, 2008.
Softcover, 152 pp., 8.4 x 6.2 x .05 inches.
This catalogue accompanied the exhibition Sterling Ruby: Supermax 2008, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, June – September 2008.
Sterling Ruby's works in collage, ceramics, video, and sculpture tackle received notions of aesthetic tropes and social stereotypes that are based on visual signs. Often monumental in scale, Ruby’s works immerse the viewer in sets of formal codes and gestures that refer to transience, transgression, and transference—phenomena that are social and psychological, physical and emotional. Born in Bittburg, Germany, in 1972, Ruby received BFAs from the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1998 and from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2003, Ruby received a MFA from Art Center College of Design in 2005, and his work has been featured in numerous exhibitions internationally.