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Last night we attended the opening of Sterling Ruby ‘s debut show EXHM (stands for “exhumation) at Hauser & Wirth gallery Savile Row, London. The completely packed exhibition was truly amazing: monumental, fresh, with a dark sense of humor and into-your-face. Ruby presents pieces in various media: his signature shiny, dripping urethane sculptures; bleached canvases with torn rugs glued on them; impressive cardboard collages made out of various residues from the artist’s studio; series of fabric installations; and large-scale ceramic sculptures titled “Basin Technology”. (You can read in detail about the exhibited works in the gallery’s press release ). Here are some snapshots from the opening – but we’ll be back for more. The artist’s background and influence is as intriguing as his work: Ruby was born on an American military base in Germany to a Dutch mother and an American father and family relocated to the US shortly after his birth.