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Ryan McCann &ndash\; Random Acts of Fire

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 \;March 5 &ndash\; April 2\, 2016

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OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday\, March 5\, 6-9pm

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RSVP Required to: rsvp@launchla.org

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LAUNCH LA is pro ud to present\, Random Acts of Fire\, Ryan McCann&rsquo\;s latest exhibition. Working in a wide array of mediums - from traditional painting to a pioneered technique known as pyrography - McCann draws influence from modern painters such as Baldessari and Ruscha to produce satirical commenta ries on popular culture. These works demonstrate and embrace the narrative potential of images and the associative power of language within the bounda ries of the work of art. \;

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A departure from his previous body of work\, Random Acts of Fire features a photographi c process that embraces the chaos of abstraction. According to McCann\, &ld quo\;these are all raw images captured entirely in camera. There is no post -production or digital manipulation of the work. This process allows for th e unexpected to occur giving them a life and energy that is truthful to the moment\, cutting through what is on the surface and leaving you with all y ou need to know.&rdquo\; \;

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Reminiscent of Gerhard Richter&rsquo\;s blurred paintings\, McCann&rsquo\;s photographic techniqu e visually translates like an eruption of brush strokes\; the clarity of th e medium melts away leaving him to capture the raw energy of his subjects\, sometimes on fire\, in the snap of a moment. This collection of work conve ys a sense of imprecision\, transience\, anonymity and soul.

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Ryan McCann Bio

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Ry an McCann&rsquo\;s body of work is a visually engaging play between hands o n honesty and the edge of experimentation. Both imaginative and innovative\ , he combines a range of techniques and source materials to ambiguously att ack popular culture while navigating socio-political truths.

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McCann creates through various mediums: painting\, sculpture\, photo graphy\, as well as making work with fire using a technique called Pyrography |p? rä\;gr f?| n.:From the Greek &lsquo\;pur&rsquo\; (fire) and &lsquo\;graphos&rsquo\; (wr iting)\; the art or technique of decorating wood by burning a design on the surface with a blowtorch.

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Notable commissions include Gibson Guitars\, Patron Tequila\, World Champion New Orleans Saints\, and the private collections of NBA legend Jerry West\, Atlantic/Lava Records\, UCLA Hall of Fame and Quincy Jones.

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Ryan has exhibited nationally and internationally\, including SCOPE Miami and Art Basel. He c urrently lives and works in Los Angeles. \;

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For the exhibit Sculpture-Maze\, c urator and artist Airom will fill the gallery with a labyrinth of sculpture -lined pathways. Using his signature technique of turning a group exhibit i nto a singular installation\, Airom arranges the works of many sculptors in to a visually captivating journey.

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