Anders Ruhwald (Danish, b. 1974), Holes (detail), 2016, glazed ceramic and electrical components, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Morán Morán Gallery, Los Angeles and the Artist. © Anders Ruhwald.
Holes, a large-scale light sculpture by Anders Herwald Ruhwald, catches and casts dramatic shadows in the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion. Dozens of ceramic rings hang suspended from the ceiling, each projecting circular shadows that change with the sun’s beams during the day and with the illumination of small bulbs at night.
Ruhwald, a Danish-born artist who lives in Chicago, has described his work as arriving in the “gray area” of art, decorative art, craft, and design. He looks at the capacity of objects to transform and disrupt spaces, sometimes creating full installations and other times placing his work into existing environments. Holes was previously exhibited at Woods Cathedral in Detroit.