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Out of Context

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Conspicuous Consumption, 2013 Collage and Acrylic on Canvas 64 X 72 in © Courtesy of the artist & Charles Bank Gallery
Out of Context

196 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
March 5th, 2013 - April 14th, 2013
Opening: March 5th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.CharlesBankGallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
soho
EMAIL:  
michael@charlesbankgallery.com
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday through Sunday 12-7pm
TAGS:  
collage, mixed-media

DESCRIPTION

Ryan Russo's work first debuted at Charles Bank Gallery last summer's group exhibition Inglorious Materials. Russo's first solo exhibition with the gallery, Out of Context, has the artist playing with the word “media” in both literal and figurative ways. In this newest body of work, Russo's materials include fragments of news, advertising and other internet-accessible information. He uses both material and digital collage techniques to make works that re-process the massive amounts of information disseminated and ingested within contemporary society. In these new contexts, the media becomes raw, malleable material to build new visual structures within the framework of abstract painting.

Ryan Russo has a BFA from Boston University and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. He also studied at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice Italy. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.