Made of recycled construction materials that seldom enter a gallery space except when transporting a work of art, Chris Rucker’s minimalist designs simultaneously accentuate and disrupt the original purpose of their utilitarian materials. Blurring the boundaries between the durable and disposable and the delicate and permanent, Rucker’s works challenge notions of form and function.
These wall sculptures, made entirely of 0.75” black MDF (Medium Density Fireboard), belong to Rucker’s repertoire of works using 0.75″ construction sheet materials. The works are material and process-based, revealing the artist’s hand through their raw saw marks. Standing alone within strictly proportional frames, they also mark a departure from Rucker’s traditional architectural focus.
In 2016, Rucker was the first American artist invited to create an installation at the Made in Cloister art and design center in Naples, Italy. His work resides in the collections of Steven Klein, Dennis Freedman, Neville Wakefield, Camilla Nickerson, and Madonna.
As the artist is available on a commission basis, custom dimensions may be accommodated for one panel or a group of panels.
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