DRIPPING INSTALLATIONS BY STERLING RUBY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Los Angeles based artist Sterling Ruby works in a large variety of media including ceramics, painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and video. Often, his work is presented in large and densely packed installations.

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The artist has cited a diverse range of sources and influences including aberrant psychologies (particularly schizophrenia and paranoia), urban gangs and graffiti, hip-hop culture, craft, punk, masculinity, violence, public art, prisons, globalization, American domination and decline, waste and consumption. In opposition to the minimalist artistic tradition and influenced by the ubiquity of urban graffiti, the artist’s works often appear scratched, defaced, camouflaged, dirty, or splattered.

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David Choe and Harry Kim Signing at FIFTY24SF Gallery

Screen shot 2011 07 18 at 2.54.16 PM David Choe and Harry Kim Signing at FIFTY24SF Gallery Upper Playground signing Harry Kim FIFTY24SF Gallery dvd Dirty Hands David Choe

This past Sunday at FIFTY24SF Gallery/Upper Playground in San Francisco, we celebrated the release of Dirty Hands, the documentary following the career of David Choe. Director Harry Kim, artist and the film’s star, David Choe, and a crew of friends, family, and fans showed up. What happened; street races, thumb wars, photos, signings, bloody marys, smiles, and happy moments.

Screen shot 2011 07 18 at 2.53.26 PM David Choe and Harry Kim Signing at FIFTY24SF Gallery Upper Playground signing Harry Kim FIFTY24SF Gallery dvd Dirty Hands David Choe

Screen shot 2011 07 18 at 2.52.44 PM David Choe and Harry Kim Signing at FIFTY24SF Gallery Upper Playground signing Harry Kim FIFTY24SF Gallery dvd Dirty Hands David Choe

Screen shot 2011 07 18 at 2.52.25 PM David Choe and Harry Kim Signing at FIFTY24SF Gallery Upper Playground signing Harry Kim FIFTY24SF Gallery dvd Dirty Hands David Choe

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