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Archival digital print on LexJet paper
2 of 30
Art & Design Study Collection
Displayed, Room 214
Gorecki Alumni Center
David Ryan (b. 1971, Texas) gleans inspiration from the slick colors and lines of cars, electronic gadgets, and household appliances to transform mundane, undesirable MDF into luxurious, enticing wall-sculpture. By creating multiple (literal) layers, Ryan explores the way line, shape, and shadow interact to produce perceptual conundrums that intrigue his viewer. Thus his conceptually multi-layered speak not only of glossy consumer products but also refer to phenomenology and complex art theories. His work explores the dynamic between craft and production, art and design, man and machine.
Ryan received his BFA from the University of Texas in Austin, TX, before making the move to earn his BFA from the University of Nevada, Las Veas where he studied under Dave Hickey and Libby Lumpkin. His work has been exhibited at the Laguna Art Museum (CA), Las Vegas Art Museum (NV), Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard (Paris), Seomi & Tuus (Seoul), Davidson Contemporary (NY), and James Kelly Contemporary (NM). David Ryan lives and works in Las Vegas.