September 9—October 22, 2011
Johnen Galerie, Berlin

New Collisions in Culturefield Ryan Gander

Not even to be trusted with a paper clip, 2011 (left) Digital print on glue-backed paper Dimensions variable Styling out of fatigue - Henrietta, (age 9), 2011 (center left) Pine wood, acrylic paint, mirrors, plants 95 x 70 x 50 cm Cutting along a dotted line towards a scissors logo, 2011 (center right) Screen print 360 x 300 cm A study for English Girls / Foreign Girls, 2011 (right) Color photograph 70 x 70 cm Photo © Jens Ziehe

Press Release

The art of Ryan Gander calls for his audience to be highly curious, playful and intellectually flexible. His works are visually surprising and attractive and entice the audience to investigate the reason for their allure. By striving to get to the bottom, the viewer gets drawn into a vortex of humorous or serious associations, references and visual or linguistic innuendos that lead into a labyrinth with no end or exit. Rhetorical or formal wit serves...
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