Gallery artist David Ryan will be featured in Morgan Lehman’s (NY) upcoming group exhibition, “Conversations,” curated by Sharon Louden. Paired with conceptual artist Jean Shin (who will show with Mark Moore Gallery in February, 2015), David Ryan was selected for his unique ability to engage in a visual discourse with diverse media and artists. Says the gallery:
Sharon Louden has selected five pairings of artists in whose work she sees a unique visual dialogue. Each selected artist was asked to choose an artwork by his or her conversation partner with which he or she wanted to engage. They were challenged to speak and collaborate to create a conversation specific to their aesthetics and the priorities and challenges of their individual processes and motivations. In essence, a collaboration and/or curating process was established between each pairing. All five groups were given no creative restrictions other than prescribed space limitations.
Other featured artist pairings include Timothy Nolan and Cordy Ryman, Amy Rathbone and Louise Belcourt, Zachary Keeting and Samantha Bittman, and Elizabeth Gilfilen and Laurie Reid.
In addition to the opening reception on July 9, from 6-8pm, there will be a gallery talk on Monday, July 28 from 6-8pm between Sharon Louden and several of the exhibited artists. The discussion will explore Louden’s curatorial choices as well as particulars of each piece and a discovery of each of the artist’s interactions. The exhibition will remain on view through August 22, 2014.