Sterling Ruby Geometric Study 2005 inkjet print with red pen on paper 13" x 19"
Sterling Ruby 90-Degree-Cryer 2004 Lambda print mounted with sintra and plexiglas 20" x 25"
I've seen Sterling Ruby's work in Foxy Production's rooms before, and it pulls me in every time. I can't explain why. Even once inside, there seem to be so many questions unanswered; in fact I think that includes most of the questions, but you can tell he's very serious about asking. While I admit his investigations are of a kind which wouldn't occur to me, or perhaps to most any viewer, they manage to give his unique aesthetic an extraordinary intensity just for their being posed.
Yeah, I really like them.
One caution: The two images above don't manage to do justice to the actual work, on view in the gallery as part of a very good small group show, "Geo," until February 12.
[both images from Foxy Production]