Here is some great new work to check at Eli Ridgway Gallery:
November 12 – December 22, 2011
Opening Reception Saturday November 12, 4-7pm
The work of Cordy Ryman takes to task the investigation of geometries free from rigorous ordering. His abstract reliefs – elevating commonplace materials such as wood, spray paint, glue, Velcro and staples – exist in the conceptual interstice of painting and sculpture. Layered with unconventional juxtapositions that at first appear naďvely assembled, his unpretentious, three-dimensional renderings become performative objects that shift in conversation between color theory, surface distortion, and an almost architectural consideration of space. Ryman’s unexpected methods of deconstruction and reconstruction call for closer examination of both traditional formalism, and contemporary fabrication.
Cordy Ryman was educated at the School of Visual Arts (NY). He has most recently been the subject of solo exhibitions at DCKT Contemporary, Conner Contemporary, Kavi Gupta Gallery, and Twig Gallery (Belgium). He is included in the collections of Museum of Contemporary Art Miami, the Microsoft Art Collection, Raussmuller Collection (Switzerland) and the Speyer Family Collection (NY), among others.
The artist lives and works in New York, NY.
Additional information and images can be found online at http://www.eliridgway.com