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Stephen Maine- Press Play – at ODETTA

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

ODETTA is pleased to present their second solo exhibition in our new Chelsea location – Stephen Maine- Press Play with supporting artworks by Ryan Sarah Murphy as our Flat File Feature Artist.

Through humble materials, and an exploration into gravity and printmaking, Stephen Maine, in Press Play offers an updated approach to gestural abstraction. On a monumental scale, Maine creates a playful system of applying paint to canvas that is simultaneously performance, Rube Goldbergian engineering, and “blind painting.” Employing traditional printmaking skills, like developing a registration system for applying multiple layers of color, but on a gigantic scale, the plates obscure his view of what is actually happening on the canvas. The resulting color-rich abstractions offer surprising nuances and associations with landscape and science, while toggling between macro and micro perspectives. In contrast, Ryan Sarah Murphy’s abstractions, featured in our Flat Files, decidedly coax the found packaging materials to interact with one another in unexpected, yet lucid ways. The mass produced, tossed out, eye-candy-colored shards and planes move Murphy to develop a grammar that presents bridges, overpasses, subway lines… the urban landscape.

 

Artist’s Talk and Closing Reception  Saturday, July 27, 3-4:30 pm Saturday, July 27, 3-4:30 pm

 

Ground Floor Gallery presents the Terraforming

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

To Celebrate their fifth anniversary the Ground Floor Gallery is presenting an exhibition in five acts – its time for Act 2: Ryan Sarah Murphy | Terraforming

“My current work consists of wall-mounted collages made of found cardboard and hardcover books. There are certain rules and limitations within the making of my work that provide a general starting point. For instance there is never any paint or additional color applied to the pieces; the color is strictly that of the cardboard or book cover. Any text, printing, or graphics are cut/torn away from the cardboard and the remaining material is what gets used.” – Artist Ryan Sarah Murphy

The exhibition is on view from June 8th – 24th. Artist’s reception on Thursday June 14th 6:00 – 8:30pm

Image: as long as it takes for the signal to right itself

 

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts presents ECHOES – a group show

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Echoes, a group show of works that are manifestations of loss featuring artists Peter Hoffer, Sarah Irvin, Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Ryan Sarah Murphy, and Dana Oldfather (Dana Oldfather, “Porch Lights On” above).

An echo, at its core, is a distant version of what it once was. A sound reverberates, then fades. It can be a haunting memory, or instill a sense of wonder. An echo can also be a reminiscence, a nod to something that came before it. The present echoes the past. It is not a perfect replication of it, but an acknowledgment of its heritage.

The works collected in this group show are echoes both in process and in concept. Their origins are transformed and concealed. The resulting piece appears to be its own entity, but still contains whispers of how it began. There is a loss of form, color, or imagery, but that does not detract from what remains. These artists are also investigating the loss of places, time, objects, and concepts as they create so that the work itself becomes an homage, an echo, to these distant sources.

On View November 30th – December 23rd, 2017

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