WILL RYMAN PRESENTS CADILLAC IN GROUP EXHIBITION "ANXIOUS SPACES: INSTALLATION AS CATALYST II" AT KNOCKDOWN CENTER
CURATED BY JOE AHEARN AND ALANNA HEISS
JULY 5 - 26, 2015
Paul Kasmin artist, Will Ryman will present Cadillac, a life-sized sculpture of the iconic American vehicle, in the second annual group exhibition Anxious Spaces: Installation as Catalyst, at Knockdown Center in Maspeth, NY from July 5 – 26, 2015.
The exhibition features a collection of artists whose work incorporates dynamic and time-based elements, ranging from robotic interactivity to performance events to social intervention. Ryman's installation, constructed from Bounty paper towel, resin, and glue, changes the meaning of two commercial symbols: The Cadillac; an American symbol of class and power, and Bounty paper towels; disposable and mass-produced. The sculpture suggests that power is fragile.
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Image Caption: Cadillac, 2014. Bounty paper towels, stainless steel, epoxy, fiberglass. 84 x 224 x 76 inches; 213.4 x 569 x 193 cm