Trapped between type faces and loud spaces you will find the paradoxical world of Ed Ruscha. A place where words are taken out of context, typed in “boy scout classic modern” and chiseled onto American cultural landscapes. On May 24, the Museum of Contemporary Art inaugurated Ed Ruscha’s “On the Road,” an exhibition comprised of paintings and works inspired by Jack Kerouac’s seminal book ” On the Road.”
Alongside his exhibit running until September 2, was the collection of videos by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson called ‘Song’, his first solo US museum exhibition. In addition, MOCA ‘s front lobby was exhibiting a collection of dresses until June 20, focusing on the collaboration between fashion designer Donna Karan and Born in Port-au-Prince Haitian artist Philippe Dodard.
Miami Alive spent the evening with artists and was on hand to snap photos of the evenings many attendees. Rosa de la Cruz and Tara were among some of the people to join museum director Bonnie Clearwater in welcoming Ruscha to the MOCA exhibiting family.
Ed Ruscha: On the Road will be in view through September 9.