New York

New York

Charles Ray

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
June 4–November 19, 1998

Along with artists such as Robert Gober and Katharina Fritsch, Charles Ray has salvaged the tradition of crafted, figurative sculpture by radically reconstituting the three-dimensional object as “image.” Ray’s tact has been to conflate a perception-oriented strain of Minimalism with elements of Pop, then to temper this strange alloy with his own unique version of object-relations psychology. Organized by MoCA chief curator Paul Schimmel, this midcareer retrospective of Ray’s quirky oeuvre should allow the logic of the artist’s development to unfold, offering a definitive look at the new, peculiarly hybrid genre of sculpture-as-image. June 4–Nov. 19; travels to Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Nov.–Feb. 1999; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Mar.–June 1999.