Author Archives: Ryan


My dear friend and Portland-based musician, Alan Grosvenor recently launched a shiny new site for his project, FANTASYTANK. It features music and video projects from his time in Seattle, Portland, and Scandinavia.  At the risk of sounding like a terrible … Continue reading

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intimacy// Feb. 3rd

To celebrate the closing of my and Anne Petty’s show Inside and Out, Blindfold Gallery will be hosting  intimacy// an afternoon of live music and poetry featuring poets Corinna Ann Rosendahl & Bill Carty with musicians Jackie An of Circadies … Continue reading

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Blindfold Show- OPENS JAN. 10th

Ryan Finnerty & Anne Petty INSIDE AND OUT Opening January 10th, 2013: 6pm to 9pm Closing Reception with Music and Poetry February 3rd, 2013: 3pm On display: January 2 – February 3, 2013               … Continue reading

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For Christmas

The above print is based on a medieval framework for contemplation.  This four-tiered structure is mirrored in the four-part sections of Gothic cathedrals wherein Victoria and his contemporaries wrote music structured in four overlapping parts. The “thinking-architecture” connection is still … Continue reading

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Encountering the Sublime in Cleveland

This one goes out to anyone who has endured my 19th Century Art lectures, or is otherwise interested in my recent trip to Cleveland.  Made with assistance from Frederic Edwin Church and Carolyn Reddy’s phone.  I also feel indebted to … Continue reading

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Some thoughts from Plato

Last week I gave an artist talk over at Digipen Institute of Technology.  The school is a training ground for game industry artists, so I was invited as a “fine artist” and told I should discuss my work in whatever … Continue reading

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Group Show at LxWxH,

LxWxH: Outside the Box – a presentation of past and present LxWxH artists 6007 12th Ave S, Seattle WA 98108*    *gallery is above Via Tribunali Opening reception: Saturday, 8 December 6pm-9pm, Georgetown’s Art Attack Runs from Saturday 8 December … Continue reading

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Talking with Walls

A quote from architect Louis Kahn: And if you think of Brick, for instance, and you say to Brick, “What do you want Brick?” And Brick says to you “I like an Arch.” And if you say to Brick “Look, … Continue reading

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