Nicole Klagsbrun will present the artist Brie Ruais in a conversational format with an intimate group before the opening of her exhibition on November 8th. The conversation will be moderated by Taylor Trabulus.
Ruais makes ceramic sites based on the weight of bodies – her own or a combination of hers with another. On the floor, hundreds of pounds of clay are laboriously spread out from a large mound and pushed to the clay’s limits.
The results of this process are tiled, gestural ceramic wall reliefs that bear a relationship to action-painting, Gutai, AbEx, and Nauman’s repetitive actions. The scale of the works with their muscular gestures in clay, make clear that they are the result of one artist’s action as it relates to terrain, architecture, the body, and the mapping of movement.
View the artist profile on Nicole Klagsbrun's website.
All images are Copyright Brie Ruais and Courtesy Nicole Klagsbrun.
About the artist
Brie Ruais was born in 1982, in Southern California. She received her BA from NYU in 2004 followed by an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2011.
She now lives and works in New York City. Recent exhibitions have been with Nicole Klagsbrun, Halsey McKay Gallery, The Horticultural Society of New York, Salon 94, Abrons Art Center and Eli Ping in New York as well as at Xavier Hufkens in Brussels. She has been reviewed in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time Out New York, and ArtForum online.