Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ruby Sky Stiler, Sun Breaker, Exile Books: Miami, Florida, 2015, ed. 250

A very cool architecturally inspired accordion that includes cuts & openings within it's pages, and was published in conjunction with Stiler's exhibition "Sun Breaker," (2015) at Locust Projects in Miami. I'll let the publisher's text about the publication explain what's happening with her exploration of the architectural feature known as brise soleil

Sun Breaker explores the tropical, modernist architecture native to Miami. Sun Breaker refers to brise soleil, a common architectural element in the tropics that reduces heat gain in buildings by deflecting sunlight. These sun-shading structures take the form of perforated surfaces that are both decorative and utilitarian, allowing for the free flow of light and air through a building’s fa├žade. In Sun Breaker, Stiler also creates a permeable structure for the viewer to look both at and through. This 13-sided, free-form, accordion artist’s book pairs imagery of Miami’s iconic brise soleil architecture alongside perforated arrangements of cut paper shapes on a flat scanner bed. Stiler connects the light of the scanner and the punctuated sunlight streaming through patterned walls to illuminate a loose narrative that incorporates the female figure, an ongoing theme in the artist’s practice. 

For a link to installation photographs of the exhibition go to:

13 pages double-sided, 8.75"(h) and 6"(w), when opened 6ft 6".

Reverse side of the accordion

Back cover page

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