Everyday People: 3 New Sculptures by Charles Ray

NEW YORK—A new show at Matthew Marks Gallery brings together in interesting selection of characters—two naked slightly built men who appear to be white and a black woman sleeping on a bench, who has a healthy build. She could be making herself comfortable, taking a nap with her head resting on a blanket while she waits for a bus or train, but given that the bench appears to replicate a concrete one found outdoors, she is probably homeless.

The solid, machined stainless steel sculptures are by Los Angeles artist Charles Ray, who has depicted himself in one of the works, crouching as if to tie his shoe—although he is barefoot. The exhibition is on view from Nov. 10, 2012 to Jan. 12, 2013 at the gallery’s West 24th Street space.

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“Sleeping Woman,” 2012 (solid stainless steel).

Installation view, with “Young Man” in far background.

Self-portrait: “Shoe Tie,” 2012 (solid stainless steel).

Installation view.

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