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Ryan Taber

Olofsson_-_say_hello_then_wave_goodbye A Touch of Romanticism   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Richard Billingham, Berlinde De Bruykere, Edward Burtynsky, Sophie Calle, Petah Coyne, Angelo Filomento, Jesper Just, Florian Maier-Aichen, Mary McCleary, Wangechi Mutu, Annee Olofsson, David Schnell, Ryan Taber, Cheyenne Weaver at Grey Art Gallery January 13th, 2009 - April 4th, 2009
Posted 2/19/09

When you have an exhibition co-curated by two university professors (and one gallery director) things get a bit academic; texts reach further beyond the physical objects to which they are bound to and new catch phrases like “damaged romanticism” and “aftermath aesthetic” are wielded in hopes of coining a new epochal nomenclature. But when one takes the didactic texts and curatorial framing of Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion with a grain of salt, one can better enjoy this almost mus... [more]

Lace_atgposter Ending Decadence   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Tom Allen, Brian Bress, Robert Fontenot, Wendell Gladstone, Julian Hoeber, Brian Kennon, Kelly Sears, Anna Sew Hoy, Ryan Taber, Ami Tallman, Cheyenne Weaver at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) June 12th, 2008 - September 27th, 2008
Posted 8/24/08

You want to feel artwork before you think about it, to feel guilty, uncomfortable, elated, seduced, or even perplexed. Then you want to kick your brain into gear, to figure why you feel what you feel, what dormant nerve the work has struck. Those situations in which your brain can’t decipher your emotional reaction are initially disappointing but ultimately unmemorable. The times when the feeling doesn’t strike at all and you have to do brain work first can be rewarding though, especially if th... [more]

Interview with Ryan Taber  
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12/22/07

Ryan Taber is a Los Angeles-based artist whose sculptural installations, drawings and photographs combine a research and studio intensive practice that involves piecing together elements of landscape and history to reveal how both have been understood and appropriated by schools of thought and individuals with grand designs. After two solo shows at the Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica, ‘Transient Concretions’ and ‘A Rhetoric of Ills; The Ekologie of Ornament at the Causatum of Stillness... [more]

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