Sterling Ruby is a contemporary American artist. Working in a multidisciplinary practice, Ruby often pulls from a wide range of socio-economic topics to create politically charged work. In his 2008 solo exhibition “SUPERMAX 2008,” the artist converted the Los Angeles County Museum of Art into a dense installation invoking the harsh living conditions of the American prison system, displaying a range of objects covered in fake blood and red polyurethane. In Ruby’s series SOFT WORK (2012), consisting of loose fabric sculptures sewn out of the American flag, he offers a playful means of confronting the pitfalls of overt patriotism.
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