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Gagosian‘s Britannia Street area has unlocked to Sterling Ruby‘s very first exhibit with the gallery in London. Titled ” ACTS TABLES,” the exhibit includes work from 2 of Ruby’s series, ACTS(2008-18) and TABLES (2015-19). The exhibition is influenced by Ruby’s “critique of the authoritarian, exclusionary ideological underpinnings of Minimalism,” with identifiable shapes– including large formica obstructs or metal tables– revamped and ruined by the artist.
The focal point of the exhibit is ACTS, with 4 of the urethane sculptures inhabiting the very first space of the Gagosian area. Standing for Outright Contempt for Total Calmness, the ACTS sculptures are developed by adding liquid color to clear urethane, with these prisms then located on top of scuffed, inscribed and spray-painted Formica stands.
Another key piece in the exhibition is TABLE (DOUBLE LAST DINNER), which includes metal pipelines, frying pans and more covered in additional solder. The piece is the conclusion of Ruby’s TABLES series that takes a look at personal and cultural archaeology, and is built from welding tables that were left in his studio from its previous owner.
Take a look through “ACTS TABLES” in the gallery above. The exhibit is open at Gagosian Britannia Street until December 14.
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6–24 Britannia Street