We’re excited to announce the release of EXILE Editions’ first publication: Sun Breaker by Ruby Sky Stiler. Published in conjunction with Stiler’s exhibition at Locust Projects, Sun Breaker explores the tropical, modernist architecture native to Miami. Sun Breaker refers to brise soleil, a common architectural element in the tropics that reduces heat gain in buildings by deflecting sunlight. These sun-shading structures take the form of perforated surfaces that are both decorative and utilitarian, allowing for the free flow of light and air through a building’s façade. In Sun Breaker, Stiler also creates a permeable structure for the viewer to look both at and through. This 13-sided, free-form, accordion artist’s book pairs imagery of Miami’s iconic brise soleil architecture alongside perforated arrangements of cut paper shapes on a flat scanner bed. Stiler connects the light of the scanner and the punctuated sunlight streaming through patterned walls to illuminate a loose narrative that incorporates the female figure, an ongoing theme in the artist’s practice.
Catch the release and opening reception for Sun Breaker this Saturday from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Locust Projects.
EXILE Editions, 2014
Edition of 250