Thursday, April 15, 2010
Ryan Greenly MFA Thesis Exhibition
MFA Student Ryan Greenly has his MFA thesis exhibition, The Recluse, opening on April 18, 2010 at the UH Commons Gallery.
Greenly states " The work dwells in/on the relationship between artistic isolation, eccentric behaviors, neurotic lifestyles, and obsessive patterns. It investigates whether asceticism or escape is a productive way to meditate and transform contemporary civilization and technology..... The nostalgia of the classical cabin complete with blueprints, electricity, and readymade lumber acts as a pseudo-transcendentalist escape. The recluse/artist advocates uncivilized ways of life to achieve a feral existence through rewilding. He or she advocates a simpler lifestyle, even while beholden to certain aspects of mass consumer culture. The shed is ultimately a cultural illumination of the struggles between the artist as "truth" provider."
The Recluse will be on display from April 18 - 23, 2010. Opening reception is April 18 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Commons Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.