Los Angeles

Allen Ruppersberg

Butler Gallery

Eugenia Butler has re-established herself in her own gallery and has opened with the first one-man exhibition of Allen Ruppersberg. Ruppersberg reorders natural forms by reducing and rearranging them. The sparsely installed exhibition consisted of six pieces exhibited in the gallery, and Location Piece, a large construction built and exhibited in a tacky Sunset Boulevard office building several miles from the gallery.

In the gallery, the most arresting work, Floor Piece, consists of four low muslin-covered boxes about two feet square and eight inches high on which are arrayed a single round grey stone about the size of a human head, a small pile of dried sycamore leaves, four smaller, brownish stones arranged in a square and a small pile of grey beach pebbles. Ruppersberg’s use of such material placed on the rectilinear boxes is neither a satire on Minimal art, nor found objects used for

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