Charles Ray: Paul Schimmel
"There is no artist who has done more to define Los Angeles art internationally in the 1990s than Charles Ray, and this exhibition will greatly ... Show synopsis "There is no artist who has done more to define Los Angeles art internationally in the 1990s than Charles Ray, and this exhibition will greatly expand the public understanding of his work to include not only the widely seen figurative works but also minimalist and abstract sculptures and his most recent work using the medium of film", stated Paul Schimmel, Chief Curator for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Ray has earned a worldwide reputation for exploring the authenticity and meaning of representation in provocative, innovative works of sculpture, photography, film and performance. Through a career which began in the mid-1970s, Ray's artistic practices have variously referenced process art, conceptual art, minimalism and figuration, resulting in a unique body of work with multiple levels of perception, interpretation, and understanding. This is the first complete catalogue of the artist's work and will feature new photography of many of his works.