Tag Archives: installation art

Charles Ray

American visual artist

Charles Ray:  Sculpture, 1997-2014 runs May 15 through October 4, 2015

Charles Ray. School Play, 2014. © Charles Ray, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

Charles Ray. School Play, 2014. © Charles Ray, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

On technical and formal levels, Ray has been redefining the possibilities of contemporary sculptural practice since the early 1980s. Ray’s recent, pioneering use of solid, machined aluminum and stainless steel is entirely new to the history of art.

Art Institute of Chicago website


Links to External Websites

Charles Ray Sculpture
Work, biography, bibliography of works by and about the author including exhibition catalogs and reviews

Matthew Marks Gallery:  Charles Ray
Biography, list of exhibitions, exhibition catalogs, and a bibliography


UCLA Department of Art Faculty:  Charles Ray

Museum of Modern Art:  Collection:  Charles Ray, Family Romance
Image of work, excerpt from audio program 

UW Libraries Resources (in order chrono­log­i­cally from newest to oldest)

  • Charles Ray : sculpture 1997-2014
    Ray, Charles
    Ostfildern, Germany : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2014
    Art Library NB237.R35 A4 2014
  • Four honest outlaws : Sala, Ray, Marioni, Gordon
    Fried, Michael
    New Haven : Yale University Press, 2011
    Art Library N6490.4 .F75 2011 (text plus DVD)
  • Charles Ray
    Ray, Charles
    New York : Matthew Marks Gallery, 2009
    Art Library NB237.R35 A4 2009
  • Beg borrow and steal: Rubell Family Collection
    Roselione-Valadez, Juan
    Miami : Rubell Family Collection, 2009
    Art Library N6494.A66 R83 2009
  • The artist’s body
    Warr, Tracey
    London : Phaidon, 2000
    Art Library and UW Tacoma Library N6494.B63 A773 2000
  • Modern contemporary : art at MoMA since 1980
    Museum of Modern Art
    New York, NY : Museum of Modern Art : Distributed by H.N. Abrams, 2000
    Art Library N6487.N4 M87 2000
  • Regarding beauty : a view of the late twentieth century
    Benezra, Neal David
    Washington, D.C. : Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1999
    Art Library N6487.W3 H5724 1999
  • Contemporary art in Southern California
    Johnstone, Mark
    Sydney, Australia : Craftsman House : G+B Arts International, 1999
    Art Library and Odegaard Undergraduate Library N6530.C2 J648 1999
  • Charles Ray
    Ray, Charles
    Los Angeles : Museum of Contemporary Art, 1998
    Suzzallo and Allen Libraries Folios N6537.R29 A4 1998
  • Contemporary Sculpture. Projects in Münster, 1997
    Bussman, Klaus
    Ostfildern-Ruit : Verlag Gerd Hatje ; New York : Distributed Art Publishers distributor, 1997
    Art Library NB198 .S554 1997
  • Distemper : dissonant themes in the art of the 1990’s
    Benezra, Neal David
    Washington, D.C. : Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1996
    Art Library and UW Bothell Library N6487.W3 H572 1996
  • The masculine masquerade : masculinity and representation
    Stroud, Marion Boulton
    Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2002
     Art Library and UW Tacoma Library N8251.T4 S77 2002
  • Committed to the image : contemporary black photographers
    Perchuck, Andrew
    The masculine masquerade : masculinity and representation, 1995
    Art Library Desk and UW Bothell Library N8222.M38 M38 1995
  • Silent & violent : selected artists’ editions
    Noever, Peter
    Vienna : MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts ; Zurich ; New York : Parkett, 1995
    UW Bothell Library N8257 .S55 1995
  • Face-off : the portrait in recent art
    Feldman, Melissa E.
    Philadelphia, Pa. : Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1994
    Art Library N7592.6 .F35 1994
  • Helter skelter : L.A. art in the 1990s
    Schimmel, Paul
    Los Angeles : Museum of Contemporary Art, 1992
    Art Library NX511.L67 H45 1992

Martin Creed

British visual artist and musician

The Martin Creed retrospective, “What’s the Point of It?” runs through April 27, 2014 at the Southbank Center’s Hayward Gallery in London.

LARRY_QUALLS_10312609389Martin Creed.  Work No. 406: Balls, 2005.  © 2005 Martin Creed.  Photo: Larry Qualls.

Creed’s work plays on definitions of art and captures the public imagination while also attracting critical acclaim for its thoughtful, accessible approach. His art puts ideas out into the world in a variety of materials; he uses simple things such as planks of wood, stacks of chairs, and pieces of crumpled paper; some professional materials such as acrylic paint and neon; and some more unusual live components such as runners, ballet dancers, musicians, and dogs. He has made sculptures, installations, paintings, drawings, videos, songs, events, live performances, and one ballet.

Fiona Bradley. “Creed, Martin.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T096753>.


Links to External Web Sites

Hayward Gallery Retrospective web site
Biography, images, events, etc.

Martin Creed Artist web site
Biography, works, exhibitions, shop

Hauser & Wirth:  Martin Creed
Biography, exhibitions, bibliography, images, selected publications

Tate:  Martin Creed
Biography, images,  brief bibliography


UW Libraries Resources (in order chrono­log­i­cally from newest to oldest)

  • 100 works of art that will define our age
    Grovier, Kelly
    New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2013
    Suzzallo Allen Libraries Stacks N6490 .G7245 2013
  • Art and Text
    Selby, Aimee
    London : Black Dog, 2009
    Bothell Library NX650.L35 A78 2009
  • No. 1 : first works by 362 artists
    Richer, Francesca
    New York : D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2005
    Tacoma Library Stacks N6486 .N6 2005
  • Expérience de la durée : Biennale de Lyon 2005
    Paris : Paris musées, 2005
    Art Library Stacks N6496.3.F7 L934 2005
  • Art Now
    Grosenick, Uta
    Köln ; London : Taschen, 2005
    Odegaard Undergraduate Library Stacks N6497 .A78 2005
  • Tempo
    Herkenhoff, Paulo
    New York : Museum of Modern Art, 2002
    Art Library Stacks N8253.T5 H47 2002
  • Extra art : a survey of artists’ ephemera, 1960-1999
    Perez, Pilar
    Santa Monica : Smart Art Press, 2001
    Art Library Stacks NC1280 .E98 2001
  • Nothing
    Gussin, Graham
    London : August ; Sunderland : Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, 2001
    Art Library Stacks N6486 .N68 2001
  • Intelligence : new British art 2000
    Button, Virginia
    London : Tate Gallery, 2000
    Art Library Stacks N6768 .I58 2000
  • Cream : contemporary art in culture
    London :  Phaidon, 1998
    Odegaard Undergraduate Library Stacks N6490 .C726 1998 and Suzzallo Allen
    Libraries Folios N6490 .C726 1998