October 11 - January 12, 2020
“A solo exhibition of two early works by Charles Ross at our Marfa, Texas location. The show opens with a public reception on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 6-9pm, and will be on view October 11, 2019 through January 4, 2020. RULE Gallery is located at 204 E. San Antonio St., Marfa, TX.
The artistic practice of Charles Ross lies at the junction of land art and the light & space movement, combining the two genres and as a result expanding his practice into greater dimensions. Coming to sculpture as a revelation during his undergraduate studies in Mathematics at UC Berkeley, Ross had a breakthrough transformation as an artist in 1965 marked by early investigations combining geometric form and light as medium. This experimentation resulted in the development of a series of Prisms in which minimal material objects act as vessels to distort and refract both light and perception, creating an experience with the sculpture as well as the space in which it is viewed over time.
The results of Ross’s series were first exhibited at prestigious spaces such as Dilexi Gallery in San Francisco, 1966, and later in1968 at Virginia Dwan Gallery in New York, and, most recently in the exhibition ‘Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971’ presented at both the National Gallery in Washington D.C, as well as LACMA in Los Angeles. In Charles Ross: Prisms, RULE Gallery will exhibit works that have not been seen by the public in over thirty years.
Along with other projects, the Prisms were instrumental to Ross’s early consideration of the sun and other stars as an artistic vehicle in his sculpture, as he later moved to the Solar Burns and ultimately working with the whole of celestial space and the earth as a medium culminating in his life’s’ major monumental work, Star Axis, 1971-present.”
Opening: October 11, 2019 | 6–9 pm
204 E. San Antonio St
Marfa, 79843 TexasGet directions