Time: July 16, 2012 at 6pm to August 10, 2012 at 7pm
Location: Dream in Plastic
Street: 177 Main Street
Website or Map: http://www.dreaminplastic.com
Event Type: art, show
Organized By: Dream in Plastic
Latest Activity: Jul 16, 2012
The pastel colored visions in Ryan Myers’ work are lonesome silver birch groves, sometimes sardonic children, leering animals and ominous shadows. Candy sweet pinks, greens and blues mask an all-consuming melancholy. The inherent strangeness of their interruptive views into a sullen world often hints at, but never fully divulges narratives. His familiar cast of boys and girls explore isolation, alienation and indifference in a place where the shadows are just as long as the faces.
Graduating from Hartford Art School in 2000 with degrees in Illustration and Art History and weaned thereafter in New York City, his professional career began immediately. Working both editorially and through fine art galleries, Ryan’s playful, somber paintings and tightly rendered drawings grew out of an obsession with Pee-Wee Herman, Hanna-Barbera Laugh Olympics and the bad children from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. Ryan’s work can be found in various galleries across the United States and throughout Europe. He currently lives and works in New York’s Hudson Valley.