Ruth Laxson, Untitled (mail box), mid-1990s. Metal, paint, pencil, and wood (with mail), 54.75 x 13 x 8.5 in.

Ruth Laxson


Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia

An endless fascination with language defines Ruth Laxson’s work. She combines mathematical equations, musical annotation, graphic symbols, and text to create a unique syntax. “Hip Young Owl,” her recent retrospective, traced the evolution of this language through sculptures, paintings, etchings, prints, artist books, and mail art spanning more than 50 years. Laxson’s sculptures modeled after mailboxes, lecterns, and other familiar sites of written communication, grounded the exhibition. Dating from the 1990s to the present, the sculptures, which serve as receptacles for Laxson’s mail art and artists books, are crafted out of wood, metal, and canvas covered with paint and text… see the entire review in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.