Ryan Peter: A Bunch of Radishes
Date: May 25, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 732 Richards St, 3rd Floor, Vancouver BC.
Opening Reception Friday, May 25, 7 to 9 pm. To June 24, 2012
REPUBLIC GALLERY is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition - Ryan Peter: A Bunch of Radishes. In his work, Vancouver-based artist Ryan Peter investigates the division between painting and digital photography, focusing on the aural potential and repurposing of materials. Surrealism, biomorphic abstraction, and recent scientific phenomena—such as the dematerializing effects of digital imaging technologies or the alienating forces of genetic engineering—are frequent themes in his work. Through the use of seemingly ordinary chemical substances such as industrial plastics, inkjet printer inks, and Pepto-Bismol, the artist creates multiple entry points for the work, bringing forward associations atypical to painting. His amalgamation of synthetic materials creates an opportunity for mistakes to be utilized and amplified, resulting in what Peter calls "an attempt to recuperate the organic from the artificial."
Based in Vancouver, Ryan Peter holds a BFA (2004) and an MFA (2008) from The University of British Columbia. He was a finalist for the 11th Annual RBC Canada Painting Competition, exhibited at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and at The Power Plant in Toronto. He has participated in recent group exhibitions at Equinox Gallery, Vancouver and the AHVA Library Gallery at UBC. In addition to his painting practice, Peter also works collaboratively with artist Raymond Boisjoly on projects for exhibitions in Canada and the United States. This is his second solo show with Republic Gallery.
A Bunch of Radishes will be showing May 25 through June 24 with an artist reception on Friday, May 25, from 7 - 9pm. Regular gallery hours are 10am to 5pm, Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment.
Photo: Assemblage (detail), 2012. acrylic, spray paint, and Pepto-Bismol on acrylic with plywood wall mount. 48 x 70".
732 Richards St, 3rd Floor, Vancouver BC | Wed - Sat, 10am - 5pm & by appointment
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