Author Archives: Ryan

CURSES, February at CORE Gallery

This show features floods, fires, dead hares, disasters, and double-rainbows.

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Trey Jones New Collection

My friend Trey, pictured below, designs very cool furniture. Trey just launched his new collection of planters and plant-affiliated furniture. They are lovely. I encourage you to check out his site, treyjonesstudio.com or one of his custom interiors, up in Roosevelt.

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Four Ugly Words I’ve Learned While Teaching

For several years, I’ve worked as an adjunct college instructor. This job is much like being a real college instructor: I teach students, plan courses, grade student work, attend meetings, and in the colder months, I wear tweed. (I generally … Continue reading

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Rensing Group Show at the SC Governor’s Scool

For any of you who are in the Greenville, SC area, this week is your last chance to check out a beautiful group show from recent Rensing Center resident artists. The show is hosted by the South Carolina Governor’s School … Continue reading

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Ruining Thanksgiving with Illustration

While looking at some illustrations by J.C.  Leyendecker, I was struck by this 1919 Saturday Evening Post cover.  First, I was impressed by the range of tones he produced with an extremely limited palette. Then I was troubled by Leyendecker’s … Continue reading

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CoCA Marathon and Auction

CoCA, (Center on Contemporary Art) invited me to participate in their annual 24-Hour Art Marathon this week. I produced 4 new paintings that will be on auction this Saturday at their fundraiser gala. Other works from this delirious art blitz … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Dear Studio!

It’s with great sadness that I move out of Alley 1016. The downtown building is being razed to make office spaces intended for “creative businesses.” Luckily, Evan di Leo shot this lovely footage of the space: Updates from the new … Continue reading

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Now is the best time to see MANIFEST

As I’ve discussed elsewhere, this show is lots of fun and deals with a variety of issues and ideas that are dear to me. I’ve really enjoyed meeting visitors and watching them engage with the works on a number of … Continue reading

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