Make every show like it's your last

Ryan Gander
November 20, 2015 – February 7, 2016

From front to back:

 

I is... (v), 2013

I is... (iv), 2013

Both works: marble resin

The sculptures are based on shelters ostensibly built by the artist's small daughter by covering mundane objects and furnishings with sheets to create a play den and/or fantasy space. 

 

How the past can pierce the present, 2013

Cardboards

 

Photo © Tony Prikryl

How the past can pierce the present, 2013

Cardboards

 

Photo © Tony Prikryl

From front to back:

 

I is... (vi), 2013

Marble resin

The sculpture is based on shelters ostensibly built by the artist's small daughter by covering mundane objects and furnishings with sheets to create a play den and/or fantasy space. 

 

How the present can pierce the past, 2013 (detail)

Digital photographic prints

 

Photo © Tony Prikryl

From front to back:

 

I is... (v), 2013

I is... (vi), 2013

Both works: marble resin

The sculptures are based on shelters ostensibly built by the artist's small daughter by covering mundane objects and furnishings with sheets to create a play den and/or fantasy space. 

 

How the present can pierce the past, 2013

Digital photographic prints

 

Photo © Tony Prikryl

How the past can pierce the present, 2013

Cardboards

 

Photo © Tony Prikryl

I is... (vi), 2013 (foreground)

Marble resin

The sculpture is based on shelters ostensibly built by the artist's small daughter by covering mundane objects and furnishings with sheets to create a play den and/or fantasy space. 

 

How the present can pierce the past, 2013 (background; detail)

Digital photographic prints

 

Photo © Tony Prikryl

I is... (iv), 2013 (foreground)

Marble resin

The sculpture is based on shelters ostensibly built by the artist's small daughter by covering mundane objects and furnishings with sheets to create a play den and/or fantasy space. 

 

C++, 2013 (on the wall)

Acrylic on glass

 

Photo © Tony Prikryl

From front to back:

 

I is... (v), 2013

I is... (vi), 2013

Both works: marble resin

The sculptures are based on shelters ostensibly built by the artist's small daughter by covering mundane objects and furnishings with sheets to create a play den and/or fantasy space. 

 

How the present can pierce the past, 2013 (detail; left of door)

Digital photographic prints

 

How the past can pierce the present, 2013 (detail; right of door)

Cardboards

 

A Lamp Made By The Artist For His Wife (Sixty Ninth Attempt), 2015 (hanging in next room)

Painted baked bean tins, electrical cable, bulbs, electrical fixtures and fittings

 

The cold was as three-dimensional as the studio, 2015 (on the far wall)

 

Photo © Tony Prikryl

Bad Language (The iconography and abstraction of the tone explored), 2015 (center)

Acrylic paint on canvas, vinyl

Painting with designs constructed from various graphic decals found on caravans. The designs continue from the canvases onto the wall.

 

A Lamp Made By The Artist For His Wife (Sixty Third Attempt), 2015 (left)

Mechanic’s inspection lamp, house brick, bungee cables, tennis ball, electrical cable, bulb, electrical fixtures and fittings

The notion of the homemade doubles as lyrical evocations of the power of imagination and as playful interrogation of what may constitute a work of art. 

 

Two Hundred And Sixty Three Degrees Below Every Kind Of Zero, 2016 (ceiling)
Fiberglass

A life-size replica of a helium filled balloon that appears to be floating against the ceiling of the gallery. The balloon is in fact made from fiberglass and finished in a high gloss black color.

 

Photo © Tony Prikryl

From left to right:

 

I is... (vi), 2013

Both works: marble resin

The sculptures are based on shelters ostensibly built by the artist's small daughter by covering mundane objects and furnishings with sheets to create a play den and/or fantasy space. 

 

How the present can pierce the past, 2013 (detail)

Digital photographic prints

 

I is... (v), 2013

Marble resin

 

How the past can pierce the present, 2013

Cardboards

 

I is... (iv), 2013

Marble resin

 

Visible in the other room:

 

The cold was as three-dimensional as the studio, 2015 

 

A Lamp Made By The Artist For His Wife (Sixty Third Attempt), 2015

Mechanic’s inspection lamp, house brick, bungee cables, tennis ball, electrical cable, bulb, electrical fixtures and fittings

 

Photo © Tony Prikryl

A Lamp Made By The Artist For His Wife (Sixty Third Attempt), 2015

Mechanic’s inspection lamp, house brick, bungee cables, tennis ball, electrical cable, bulb, electrical fixtures and fittings

The notion of the homemade doubles as lyrical evocations of the power of imagination and as playful interrogation of what may constitute a work of art. 

 

Photo © Tony Prikryl

Bad Language (The iconography and abstraction of the tone explored), 2015

Acrylic paint on canvas, vinyl

Painting with designs constructed from various graphic decals found on caravans. The designs continue from the canvases onto the wall.

 

Photo © Tony Prikryl

I is... (vi), 2013 (center)

Marble resin

The sculptures are based on shelters ostensibly built by the artist's small daughter by covering mundane objects and furnishings with sheets to create a play den and/or fantasy space. 

 

How the present can pierce the past, 2013 (on the wall)

Digital photographic prints

 

Photo © Tony Prikryl

Make every show like it's your last

Ryan Gander
Aspen Art Museum
November 20, 2015 – February 7, 2016
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