Up next for MMG artist Cordy Ryman is a solo show at Eli Ridgway Gallery in San Francisco, opening this coming Saturday, November 12th. Inclusive of his characteristic abstraction and bold color, the show furthers his practice of combining ordinary substances (such as velcro, spray paint, wood, debris, and staples) into three-dimensional geometric works. Part minimalism, part constructivism, part sculpture, and part architecture, Ryman’s latest batch of pieces will grace Northern California in his first Bay area exhibition, on view through December 22nd.
For more information and a selection of preview images, visit the gallery’s website.
After a successful display of his characteristic pastel structures in Parisian Laundry‘s Summertime in Paris exhibition (July-August 2010), Cordy Ryman has been cited by Frieze Magazine as a prominent artist within today’s ‘Extreme Painting’ genre, expanding the course of Modernism with “funky, experimental and entirely winning work [that is] an epiphany in itself.” Also mentioned in the article are MMG’s own Kim Dorland and Allison Schulnik. Click here to read the article at Frieze’s website!
From here, Ryman will be installing his brightly-hued extremities as part of Dodge Gallery‘s The Thingness of Color in NYC, alongside Sarah Cain, Franklin Evans, and Matthew Rich. The show is sure to stimulate the senses with all the possibilities of both geometric and abstract coloration, heating up the gallery walls as the city itself leaves colder temperatures behind. The exhibition will open April 2, and be available for viewing through March 8.
Now that our new gallery is (relatively) in place and completed, we can get back to reporting on the exciting happenings our artists are facilitating around the world. First up: Cordy Ryman, whose environmental “sculptural paintings” are pushing the limits in Washington D.C. With multiple solo shows in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Brussels and Austin in the last two years alone, Ryman has been on an art-making tear – with incredible results.
Opening tonight (January 15, 2011) is “Windowboxing,” Ryman’s first solo exhibition in Washington, D.C. with Conner Contemporary Art. Given the images we’ve seen so far, this show is not to be missed if you’re in the area. Perhaps some works will foreshadow his upcoming exhibition with MMG this summer…stay tuned…
The oppressively hot summer in New York apparently held no bearing on Cordy Ryman‘s abilities to produce some serious art. For his second solo show at DCKT Contemporary, Ryman trots out his trademark mastery of the three-dimensional and spatial – a trait Stephen Westfall of Bomb Magazine refers to as “a hybridized zone between sculpture and painting.”
Surely an ideal way to kick off your dose of the fall art season, the opening reception will take place on Sunday, September 12, 5-7pm at the gallery. For more information, visit DCKT’s website.
With over a dozen new works from the studio on view, Cordy Ryman‘s first Texas solo exhibition – dubbed “Scrapple” – opens at Lora Reynolds Gallery this Saturday, July 17, 2010.
The exhibition will remain on view through September 4th, and is certainly a must-see for our Texan contemporary art enthusiasts. For more information, please visit the gallery website.
Stephen Westfall of BOMB Magazine recently featured Cordy Ryman in the publication’s summer issue, speaking highly of Ryman’s adept use of materiality and spontaneity. Says Westfall:
“His paint can be sticky as tar or fluid as a thin milkshake. A tough, tiny urchin of a painting might be fastened to the wall with nuts and bolts as though it possesses the will and strength to pull itself free and escape out the door.”
Ryman will have his second solo exhibition with DCKT Contemporary this fall, opening September 8, 2010 – a show surely not to be missed.
Mark Moore Gallery also recommends checking out DCKT’s current summer exhibition, Brion Nuda Rosch, an artist that you may see in a certain Los Angeles gallery sometime this fall….just sayin’….
For his first solo show in LA, and with Mark Moore Gallery, Cordy Ryman is sure creating quite a buzz.
In addition to being featured in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Aberrant Abstraction,” which was recently reviewed by the Kansas City Star, “Hail to the Grid” here in Santa Monica was the subject of positive review by Allison Gibson of Daily Serving, Sasha Lee of Beautiful/Decay and Heather Jeno Silva of Flavorpill.
Be sure to come see the show before the gallery closes for the holidays on December 19th – January 4th!