Brie Ruais

COOPER COLE is pleased to announce a solo exhibition from Brie Ruais, the artists first in Canada.

On the floor,
radially spread out 130 pounds of clay.
Stop before wearing thru to the floor.
Tear sections of clay from the center,
pulling them outward,
beyond the perimeter of the spread.
Keep the perimeter and sections in tact.
Cut the perimeter into pieces between 10-16 inches wide.
Glaze with metallic finish.
Hang on the wall like a map or a rug.

Brie Ruais (b. 1982, Southern California) received her MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2011. Most recently, she has exhibited with Nicole Klagsbrun, The Horticultural Society, Salon 94, The Abrons Arts Center, The HVCCA, and Eli Ping in New York, as well as Halsey McKay in East Hampton, Marc Selwyn in LA, and Xavier Hufkens in Brussels. On the occasion of her solo show, Nicole Klagsbrun published Ruais’ artist book, XO, which includes her resource photographs and an interview with Sarah Sze. She has recently been featured in Lilly Wei’s “Claytime!” (Art News) where her work was discussed alongside artists’ Francesca DiMattio, Arlene Shechet, and Nicole Cherubini. Ruais’ work was selected by Candace Worth as one of 20 artists featured in Architectural Digest’s “The Next Generation”. In 2011, she was selected for a guest artist exhibition at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, and the artist-in-residence program at The Abrons Arts Center. Ruais currently lives in New York, USA.

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