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SPECTER

Artist: Sterling Ruby
sculpture, miscellaneous | 2019

Sterling Ruby’s fluorescent orange monolith, SPECTER, appears as an apparition in the desert. The bright, geometric sculpture creates a jarring optical illusion, resembling a Photoshopped composite or collage, as if something has been removed or erased from the landscape. The block acts as a cipher or stand-in, mimicking the form it could be — a shipping container, a military bunker, an unidentified object, an abandoned home-stead. Fluorescent orange is traditionally used for safety, as a warning. Here that logic is reversed: a ghostly object, set apart from the natural environment, hiding in plain sight. TITLE: SPECTER LOCATION: 98-2 Snowcreek Canyon Road, Whitewater 33.912473, -116.666832 OPEN SUNRISE TO SUNSET

Exhibitions

Desert X 19 | 2019.02.09 - 2019.04.21 | Coachella Valley, Ca(United States)

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