Art Exhibitions and
- Works and themes from the following
exhibitions are available for museums and exhibition spaces. For more
information, contact Rudd Studio.
- Dark Ride Project
- "A Future for Art!" The most unusual art
exhibition in the world. Take an actual ride in the "Sensory Integrator"
through creative space. Introcave, "A Future for Art" with Walter Hopps,
Gateway Station, "Sensory Integrator" ride, Space Sculpture Garden,
Purity Vacuum, Artifacts Gallery. First opened to the public in 1996,
the components of the Dark Ride Project can be installed in any museum
space. For contact information: Contact Rudd Studio, 189 Beaver Street,
North Adams, MA 01247 Tel. 800.689.0978 more
- A Chapel for Humanity
- 82 Summer Street, Post Office Square,
- In a historic church, artist Eric
Rudd’s massive sculptural epic has been created for both an art
experience and private meditation.
- Over 150 life-size figures, 250
low-relief ceiling figures plus Sept. 11 memorial.
- Near MASS MoCA/Main Street. Summer:
Wed-Sun 12-5 PM. Fall: Sat & Sun 12-5 PM. Contact Rudd Studio Tel.
“TOP SECRET” Art in
Leonardo da Vinci
designed flying machines. In the 500 years since da Vinci’s time,
artists have involved themselves with the sky and space. With the
beginning of the space age, artists around the world have dreamed of
putting art into space.
An artwork rocketed
into outer space is exhibited in the ultimate “public space gallery,”
even if the only way the public will “see” the artwork is through video
transmissions to earth. The location inspires thoughts of peaceful
international endeavors bringing into focus the positive aspects of
man’s technological advances.
proposals are too expensive to ever become reality; this one almost
happened. In 1996, artist Eric Rudd teamed up with a private satellite
company and worked with them through 1998, until international and
economic events curtailed the project.
- Elements of “Top Secret” were exhibited
at “Sky Art,” Contemporary Artists Center, 1996 and at Blue Space, Ho
Chi Minh City, Vietnam in January, 2005; for museum exhibition, contact:
189 Beaver Street, North Adams, MA 01247
- Tel. 800.689.0978
- Plastic: Blow-molded
polycarbonate (Lexan ™) sculptures – Exhibition contact.
- In 1987, Rudd uniquely developed in
cooperation with G.E. Plastics, the first blow-molded, clear Lexan
sculptures ever made. Rudd has continued to blow-mold polycarbonate
sculptures in a variety of ways, either clear or using color pigments.
These monumental sculptures incorporate many of the traditional
characteristics of glass blowing, but with a complexity and scale not
possible with glass. Because of the durability of Lexan, they are
practically unbreakable, but have a beauty and internal glow of
giant-sized diamonds. These sculptures have only been publicly shown in
the Dark Ride Project 1996 space and in Tokyo, Japan, 1994.
Contact Rudd Studio Tel.
- Night Garden of the
- A large-scale art installation involving
autonomous robotic sculptures, moving about a landscape environment,
attempting to carry out each creature’s goals. The story line is
futuristic, while based on Greek mythology. In a far future where
humankind has left the dying planet to be staffed only by robotic
biomorphic creatures, the large (18 foot high) Ladon attempts to protect
huge egg/pods while predator creatures seek to devour them. Based on
the Greek mythological creature, Ladon, who is brought in by Zeus to
guard the golden apples growing in the garden of the Hesperides sisters,
will be joined by a cast of predator and protector creatures; our
version will be a cross from Rudd’s imagination, Jurassic Park and Star
Wars – all rolled into one. This work took four years to build,
establishing the first (university level) robotic arts program in the
nation; it was built within the physics’ department of the Massachusetts
College of Liberal Arts (Dr. William Seeley, Chair), North Adams, MA.
- For exhibition in large museum spaces
beginning Fall, 2007, Contact Rudd Studio Tel. 800.689.0978
- Exhibition in the Flatiron Art
- Figure drawings, executed in ink,
acrylic, pencil and other mediums, show the fast and gesture style of
the artist. On view are several framed drawings on paper as well as a
few on canvas.
- Located on in the historic Flatiron, on
Gallery Row, 40-44 Eagle Street, North Adams (at the point near Rt. 2);
Framed drawings are offered for sale or for other exhibition/gallery
spaces. Contact Rudd Studio Tel. 800.689.0978
- Works from 1965 to present Eric Rudd’s career spans more than four
decades; works from various periods are available through archival
search or by contact to Rudd Studio. Museums that have works in their
collections can get additional bibliographical information as well as
digital images of related works. Contact Rudd Studio Tel. 800.689.0978
for additional information.
- Some Examples:
- Black and White
- 1964-68; powerful early works.
- Shaped paintings
- 1967; bars of
color on shaped paintings, with some paintings leaving the wall and
being part sculpture.
- Large painted
plywood constructions painted in several colors; large minimal shapes.
- Paintings in
1968; Sculptures painted in perspective and set in a variety of
- Dormer Series: 1969 Shaped
paintings with perspective, illusion of sculptures popping into space.
- Grid Series
- 1970-72 Large
canvases of layers of grids in perspective; most done with a textural
vinyl chip. Several of these works (3 to 22 feet wide) are in museum
- Plank Series
- 1772-73 Large
relief constructions of planks done in perspective, but also having
actual depth from wall. Done with acrylic, urethanes and vinyl chips.
- Drawings, various years including, figurative, Apple series, and the Spanish Class series.
- Foam Relief Series:
Rigid, spray-in-place polyurethane foam coated with acrylic and various
- 1975- Large biomorphic sculptures with colored surfaces. Various size,
but up to 30 feet wide. Some within metal cages, hanging, glass
columns, and with other mediums. Some are large, outdoor and are
impressive in any exterior space. Many are “space objects,” made before
the ‘Star Wars’ phenomenon, and reminiscent of relics from outer-space
- Tile Paintings
- low relief with
multiple painting layers; when assembled, they are subtly shifting as
the viewer moves even a little. Small (2x2 feet) to 12-35 feet wide.
Like satellite topographical maps, but digitized in a beautiful organic
- Ontogen series
- 1976-94 Organic
shaped painted paper shapes over polyurethane,; free, within frames, and
- Ontogen Glass Series
- An elegant
series of glass and opaque columns with foam shapes floating in and
through the structures.
- Large Ontogen series
Large shapes attached to metal frames, relief and sculpture. Many are
6.5 feet square, with a depth of 2 about feet. The largest work,
‘Pavilion’ is 20x20x20 feet.
- Figures in front of
- 1984-85; large figures in front of expressionistic
relief construction of biomorphic shapes.
- Cubed Sculptures
- 1985 Figures
and Spheres, made from hundreds of cubed shapes.
- Large figurative
- 1987-95 deep relief and sculptures; life-sized or larger polyurethane
- Blow-molded polycarbonate (Lexan
™) sculptures, 1987-1994, clear and translucent, some with color.
Also, “String” Lexan sculptures, made of continuous sculptural drawing.
- Works related to the large
installations – Dark Ride Project, Art in Outer Space, Night Garden
of the Hesperides, etc.
- Robotic Sculptures
- 1996- Adding
movement to large sculptures, the largest is almost 11 feet high; it’s
programmed movement mesmerizes viewers.
- American Artists
- Historical Marker
- 1992; a work designed for Washington DC, where historical
markers about the artist are placed around the city (as parody on the
nation’s historical markers of selected ‘famous’ people). It has not
been installed as of this date.
- Eric Rudd for Mayor
Artifacts and videos how an artist joined the political system; an
example for others.
- Works on Stones
- 1990 - Quietly
done and photographed, the artist drew on stones all over the world and
left them in place – on desserts, beaches, etc.
- International Travel
- Unrealized sculptures and installations: works designed for specific
countries after traveling there; include Denmark, Peru, Vietnam,
Thailand, Morocco, Cambodia, Mexico, Turkey, etc. In addition, the
artist works with processes and materials commonly used in various
countries, for exhibition in those countries. Representatives from
embassies and foreign museums – please contact Rudd Studios for more