Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami presents Ed Ruscha. On the Road

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami presents Ed Ruscha. On the Road, an exhibition on view through September 2, 2010.


Ed Ruscha, California Grapeskins, 2010. Courtesy of the Artist and Gagosian Gallery

Ed Ruscha, whose career spans five decades, is known for his use of langauge to document and comment on the shifting character of American culture. Ruscha drew inspiration from the classic American novel On the Road by Jack Kerouac in his own limited art book version of the novel, and has created a new body of paintings, drawings, and photographs. The exhibition, organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles is curated by Chief Curator Douglas Fogel. Included is Ruscha’s artist’s book, six large paintings, and 10 drawings, each taking their text from the novel. Just as Kerouac’s words provide Ruscha with new means to explore his archetypal landscapes, Ruscha’s art adds new analysis to Kerouac’s original and radical use of language.

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences – especially underserved populations – through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences.

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