New work by New York-based artist Will Ryman will be on view in the Blue Lobby until February 1, 2013, marking the artist’s debut in Los Angeles. Ryman reinterprets Signature, a work exhibited recently in Sculpted Material at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, which was created from nearly 50,000 paintbrushes stacked on top of each other towering up to 14 feet tall. Will Ryman’s sculpture alters scale and space by creating dreamlike environments and changing the meaning of everyday, mundane objects. Formerly a playwright whose work was largely influenced by Absurdist philosophy, Ryman's works incorporate autobiographical, spiritual, and art historical references.
Ryman’s most recent exhibitions include a solo show at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (2012) “The Roses” on Park Avenue, New York (2011), The Shape of Things to Come (2009) at The Saatchi Gallery, London; Sculpture: Selections from the collection of Martin Z. Margulies (2007), at Margulies Warehouse, Miami; and Greater New York 2005, at MoMA PS1, New York. Will Ryman is represented by Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York.