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Artists on Art: Rudy Shepherd

The World Is Sound

Friday, November 17, 2017
6:15 PM–7:00 PM
Free with Museum Admission

On select Friday nights at 6:15 p.m., artists will talk about their work and present sonic experiences in the intimate setting of The World Is Sound exhibition.

This week’s edition features visual artist Rudy Shepherd in conversation with the Rubin Museum’s Director of Programs and Engagement, Tim McHenry.

Admission to the Museum’s galleries is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Tickets for the talk are free but limited in availability and given on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5:45 p.m. Limit two tickets per person.

An ASL interpreter will be present at the event.

The World Is Sound exhibition is made possible through the generosity of HARMAN. Major support is provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Rasika and Girish Reddy. The Rubin also thanks Preethi Krishna and Ram Sundaram and contributors to the 2017 Exhibitions Fund.


About the Artist

Rudy Shepherd‘s work explores the nature of evil through the mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture, and performance. This exploration involves investigations into the lives of criminals and victims of crime. He explores the complexity of these stories and the gray areas between innocence and guilt in a series of paintings and drawings of both the criminals and the victims, making no visual distinctions between the two. Going along with these portraits is a series of sculptures called the Black Rock Negative Energy Absorbers and Healing Devices. They are a group of sculptures meant to remove negative energy from people, allowing them to respond to life with the more positive aspects of their personality.