You are here

Ghost Strokes

Country:

Categories:

Date: 
Thursday, 5 November 2015 to Saturday, 19 December 2015

Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to present "Ghost Strokes," a solo exhibition of new works by Las Vegas-based artist, David Ryan. Inspired by the desktop fabrication revolution and continuing his exploration of melding painting with sculptural techniques, the latest works embody both the precision of digital data and the historic gestures of the Ab-Ex era.

Ryan’s paintings and sculptures, from creation to observation, are a physical encounter. The forms are initially generated by combing through vector-based software and making quick, automatic gestures using a mouse on the desktop. Eventually, a homemade CNC machine is used to translate these gestures into physical objects; layers which become interlocking and brightly painted. The results are playful and seductive, invoking the formal qualities of Richard Tuttle and the boldness of Ellsworth Kelly, with an architectural sensibility. The pieces revel in contradiction; “homemade” but playing on the aesthetics of mass production, organic forms filtered through a computer, meticulously imprecise—even the medium is elusive.

In its plurality, Ryan’s work defies boundaries, reflecting the colors, landscapes, and imagination of his hometown. With his unique vocabulary and unusual approach to art making, these constructions resist conformity -- and as art critic David Pagel said of his work, “bring front and center, a scrappiness that is nothing if not electrifying, its pleasures jolting and eye-opening.”

David Ryan (b. 1971, Texas) received his BFA from the University of Texas in Austin, TX before making the move to earn his MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV) where he studied under Dave Hickey and Libby Lumpkin. His work has been exhibited 
at the Laguna Art Museum (CA), Las Vegas Art Museum (NV), Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard (Paris), Seomi & Tuus (Seoul), Davidson Contemporary (NY), and James Kelly Contemporary (NM). David Ryan lives and works in Las Vegas.

Telephone: 
310 453 3031
Venue ( Address ): 

Mark Moore Gallery 
5790 Washington Blvd. 
Culver City, CA 90232

Artweek Press Releases , Newyork & London

Other events from Artweek Press Releases

view
Matt Gondek - The Rise of Deconstructive PopArt
11/04/2017 to 11/05/2017
view
Eternal Idol, Elizabeth Peyton – Camille Claudel
10/13/2017 to 01/07/2018
view
Thomas J Price | Material Visions | Hales Project Room, New York
10/19/2017 to 11/21/2017
view
JOEL MEYEROWITZ: BETWEEN THE DOG AND THE WOLF
09/07/2017 to 10/21/2017

Pages

 

Related Shows This Week

view
What Was Once Familiar: The Vision & Art Project's Tenth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition
03/20/2024 to 04/26/2024
view
Florals For Spring...Groundbreaking
04/01/2024 to 05/11/2024
view
Pasadena Society of Artists 99th Annual Juried Exhibition
04/02/2024 to 04/27/2024
view
Miracle Island - Paintings by KK Kozik
03/30/2024 to 05/12/2024
view
glacier mother iceberg child
04/12/2024 to 07/07/2024
view
Allan Linder is Exhibiting at the Seattle NFT Museum
04/03/2024 to 04/30/2024
view
„APA- interferențe culturale”
03/20/2024 to 05/20/2024
view
L'ARTE E' IL LUOGO IN CUI CELEBRIAMO L'INCOMPRENSIBILE
04/08/2024 to 05/31/2024

Pages