On view at Night Gallery is an exhibition showcasing new ceramic sculptures and photographs documenting ephemeral, site-specific works by Brie Ruais. For the exhibition, the artist developed ephemeral raw clay pieces in extraordinary remote desert locations—places where the work could be in dialogue with the Earth— and photographed them using a drone-mounted camera. Ruais’s sculptures resonate with paths or desire lines that zig zag over the land. These paths tell the stories of animals, people and water, highlighting motivating factors such as access to resources and colonization. In “Spiraling Open and Closed Like an Aperture,’’ the sculptures are in dialogue with a series of aerial photographs documenting the works in the desert landscapes and revealing the relation between a body and its surroundings.
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