Jan 16, 2020

LaToya Ruby Frazier at the Wexner Center for the Arts

LaToya Ruby Frazier, The Last Cruze, installation view, 2019. Photo: Useful Art Services.

“Many contemporary artists lamely lay claim to the mantle of activism. But for Frazier, it’s clearly more than a buzzword. In such timely and rigorous work, she plainly deploys her ever-growing influence in the service of others.” In Frieze, critic Ian Bourland lauded LaToya Ruby Frazier’s exhibition The Last Cruze, calling her the “standard bearer” of a generation.

Presented here at the Renaissance Society in fall 2019, the exhibition is now traveling to the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University. It will be on view February 1 through April 26, 2020.

A body of work centered on the workers at the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, The Last Cruze features over sixty photographs and other audio-visual elements, presented within a substantial installation that echoes the Lordstown automotive plant’s floating assembly line.