失重的雕塑,美国洛杉矶,Kathleen Ryan

洛杉矶的雕刻家凯瑟琳•瑞恩在她的希腊风格的雕塑中以重量和时间为主题。

2016年,瑞恩在伦敦的Josh Lilley首次亮相之后,她的作品开始受到关注。在这里,她展示了她标志性的猛犸大小的葡萄,这些葡萄像铅一样沉重地挂在基座上。葡萄与沉重的混凝土枷锁绑在一起,赋予她的作品一种政治元素。同时展出的还有“珍珠”,一组保龄球或“珍珠”串在一起,看起来像一条超大号的项链。
保龄球也在瑞恩2017年纽约阿森纳当代艺术展上展出;“粉红钩铁眼睛”。此时,她对重量的控制已经有了进步,变得更加精细。房间中央挂着一串串葡萄形状的珠宝,里面装着铸铁的吊舱。弯弯曲曲的拐角处是一串黑色的保龄球,看上去就像被匆忙地扔在地上一样。通过她对形式的创新处理,瑞恩似乎篡夺了重力,使致密而沉重的材料看起来没有重量。

Los Angeles based sculptor Kathleen Ryan plays with weight and time in her Grecian-inspired sculptures.

Ryan’s work started gaining attention following her debut show at London’s Josh Lilley in 2016. Here, she exhibited her signature mammoth sized grapes, which hang heavy as lead from their plinths. The grapes are bound together with heavy concrete shackles giving her work a political element. Also on show was ‘Pearl’, a collection of bowling balls or “pearls” linked together to form what looks like an oversized necklace.
Bowling balls also featured in Ryan’s 2017 New York exhibition at the Arsenal Contemporary; ‘Pink Hook Iron Eyes’. Her manipulation of weight had, by this point, progressed and become more refined. Cast iron pods holding clusters of grape-shaped jewels hung in the middle of the room. Snaking around the corner was a string of black bowling balls that looked as if they had been strewn on the floor in a hurry. Through her innovative handling of form, Ryan appears to usurp gravity, making dense and heavy materials seem weightless.

Author: Kathleen Ryan
Project: Pink Hook Iron Eyes
Photography: © Kathleen Ryan

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