CHARLES RAY SCULPTURE 1997-2014 AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
May 22nd, 2015

Charles Ray, one of today’s most critically admired sculptors, has since the 1970s produced an extraordinarily varied oeuvre whose common thread has been a preoccupation with reality and illusion. Since the late 1990s, he has been creating works of terrific technical ambition and sometimes controversial subject matter. For “Charles Ray: Sculpture 1997-2014,” the Art Institute of Chicago has devoted the 18,000 square feet of its second floor Modern Wing to just 17 pieces, affording lots of breathing room for each. “Horse and Rider” (2014), a full-scale equestrian self-portrait, will be displayed elsewhere in the museum. It’s one of four works in the show that have not been previously exhibited…

Ken Johnson in NYT Arts Beat

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