Installation view: RUDER FORMS SURVIVE - 11 January - 15 February 2014 - Marlborough Chelsea, New York


THERE WAS BLOOD SPILLED IN THAT PLACE AND WE BECAME BLOOD BROTHERS, 2013
cast bronze, 30 pieces, each 1 5/8 inches square, overall dimensions variable


Installation view: RUDER FORMS SURVIVE - 11 January - 15 February 2014 - Marlborough Chelsea, New York


(detail) WHAT YOU DON'T DO RIGHT, SHE SAID, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO OVER, 2013
spray paint transfer on pigmented, reinforced concrete, expanded steel, 36 x 36 x 1 5/8 inches


Installation view: RUDER FORMS SURVIVE - 11 January - 15 February 2014 - Marlborough Chelsea, New York


Installation view: RUDER FORMS SURVIVE - 11 January - 15 February 2014 - Marlborough Chelsea, New York


(detail) THEY SEEM TO COME TO ME ASKING TO BE BROKEN, 2013
brass, 7 elements, dimensions variable


(detail) HER HANDS ALL OVER HIM LIKE THE VERY WITCH OF FUCK, 2013
spray paint transfer on pigmented, reinforced concrete, chain, glass, debris, 36 x 36 x 1 5/8 inches


(detail) I LIKE TO SEE A MAN EAT, SHE SAID, 2013
spray paint transfer on pigmented, reinforced concrete, debris, 36 x 36 x 1 5/8 inches


Installation view: RUDER FORMS SURVIVE - 11 January - 15 February 2014 - Marlborough Chelsea, New York


Installation view: RUDER FORMS SURVIVE - 11 January - 15 February 2014 - Marlborough Chelsea, New York


(center piece) SHE PUT HER HAND TO HER HEART WHERE IT BOOMED IN THE OTHERWISE SILENCE OF THE STREET, 2013
brass tube, steel, pigmented concrete, steel chain, glass, 2 cylinders, each 10 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches; overall dimensions variable


SHE PASSED BY, MOVING THROUGH THE STREETS LIKE A DOG AT LARGE, 2013
pigmented, reinforced concrete, wire glass, enamel paint, 2 slabs, 28 x 74 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches and 28 x 42 x 2 1/2


HI., 2013
stainless steel, rods 9 inches each, chain 6 3/4 inches


Installation view: RUDER FORMS SURVIVE - 11 January - 15 February 2014 - Marlborough Chelsea, New York


(left) AFTER SHE'D LEARNED HER WAY AROUND, IT WOULD BE UP TO HER TO TAKE RISKS FOR HERSELF, 2013
etched one-way mirror, enamel paint, 36 x 36 inches


Installation view: RUDER FORMS SURVIVE - 11 January - 15 February 2014 - Marlborough Chelsea, New York


MAYBE IT'S JUST THAT WHEN THINGS ARE GONE THEY AINT COMIN BACK, 2013
silicon bronze, 1 x 13 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches


(detail) SHE PUT HER HAND TO HER HEART WHERE IT BOOMED IN THE OTHERWISE SILENCE OF THE STREET, 2013
brass tube, steel, pigmented concrete, steel chain, glass, 2 cylinders, each 10 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches; overall dimensions variable


Installation view: RUDER FORMS SURVIVE - 11 January - 15 February 2014 - Marlborough Chelsea, New York


(detail) THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO SOFTEN A GIRL, AND THAT'S TO PLAY WITH HER, 2013
spray paint transfer on pigmented, reinforced concrete, debris, 36 x 36 inches


Installation view: RUDER FORMS SURVIVE - 11 January - 15 February 2014 - Marlborough Chelsea, New York


I AM A GOOD GIRL. I WILL LEAVE YOU IN PEACE, 2013
polished cast bronze, 1 x 13 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches


Installation view: RUDER FORMS SURVIVE - 11 January - 15 February 2014 - Marlborough Chelsea, New York


Installation view: RUDER FORMS SURVIVE - 11 January - 15 February 2014 - Marlborough Chelsea, New York


Installation view: RUDER FORMS SURVIVE - 11 January - 15 February 2014 - Marlborough Chelsea, New York


Installation view: RUDER FORMS SURVIVE - 11 January - 15 February 2014 - Marlborough Chelsea, New York


HER FATHER BELIEVED IT WAS GOOD FOR A GIRL TO LEARN TO DEFEND HERSELF, 2013
stainless steel, 42 x 42 x 2 inches


I WILL BE HARD AND HARD. MY FACE WILL TURN RAIN LIKE THE STONES, 2013
painted steel chain, 80 x 86 inches


(left detail) SHE PICKED UP HIS GLANCE, DISPLAYING HER OLD HABIT OF BEING ABLE TO READ HIS MIND, 2013
(right detail) SHE WENT TO HER KNEES IN THE GRASS, HER HANDS CUPPED OVER HER EARS, 2013
(both) spray paint transfer on pigmented, reinforced concrete, debris, 36 x 36 inches


I WORKED MY PARTNERS HARD, THAT'S WHY THEY LIKED ME SO MUCH, 2013
spray paint transfer on pigmented reinforced concrete, debris, 36 x 36 x 2 inches


RUDER FORMS SURVIVE

Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

11 January - 15 February 2014


> press release

> checklist


> "Meeting Parallels in Parallelograms: Davina Semo's 'Ruder Forms Survive'" by Nicole Murakami, Whitewall Magazine, 5 February 2014

> RUDER FORMS SURVIVE reviewed in The New Yorker, 10 February 2014 issue

> RUDER FORMS SURVIVE reviewed by Roberta Smith, The New York Times, 23 January 2014



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