Weathered and Splintered by Ryan Frank
September 7 through October 22, 2017
exhibit celebration: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:00-8:00 PM
This solo exhibition features new photo-based sculpture inspired by LILAC's architecture and history as well as Classical iconography. Frank's installation is a meditation on transience, ruin, preservation and monumentality, placed within the confines of a uniquely docked vessel.
Frank's artwork combines sculpture and photography, object and imagery, the vastness and complexities of landscape contained within manmade structures such as doors, windows, boxes and other geometric formations. He describes his process this way, "I take photographs of places I visit and moments I witness, not for traditional documentation but rather as a means to better understand them in their natural logic. My images are manipulated digitally and tangibly; cut up, combined and layered; and placed within constructed objects and architectural spaces. These processes transcend photography’s two-dimensionality and provide a greater context, perspective and experience than what is initially seen through my camera’s viewfinder."
Ryan Frank is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn, a native of California and a graduate of New York University. Frank’s work is a unique blend of photography and sculpture through a variety of forms including light boxes, windows and large-scale installation. He's had solo exhibitions at the Invisible Dog Art Center and the Mattatuck Museum and has exhibited his work at venues including The Queens Museum, The Jewish Museum, The Wassaic Project, The Bronx Museum and the Dumbo Arts Festival. His curatorial projects include Used Books at Winkleman Gallery, Reflective Landscape at The Granary, A Very Anxious Feeling at the Mattatuck Museum, and I Like the Sound of That at Artspace New Haven. This fall the Invisible Dog Art Center will present his public installation Bergen Street Windows. Frank is an avid runner, traveler, writer and occasional performer. More about Frank and his work can be found at ryanmfrank.com