SHOW ROOM | 170 Suffolk Street
SHOW ROOM is pleased to present Second Proof (New Work), new paintings by Julie Ryan, in the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York. Painting on canvas and paper, Ryan offers images informed by several realms of her creative life. One cycle of paintings on view, neither strictly abstract nor wholly figurative, draws on the artist's experience as an apprentice to a master artisanal baker.
Ryan’s paintings thwart strict narrative reading while brimming with narrative potential. Taken together, the works suspend interpretation, showing how a picture may cohere before us as just that—as a picture, and nothing more.
The paintings in the exhibition will be accompanied by site-specific works.
Julie Ryan lives and works in Brooklyn. She returned to New York in 2012 after almost ten years abroad in Paris, London, and Vienna. Her work was last seen in Mary's Choice, an exhibition by Mary Heilmann at 303 Gallery in 2009. She is currently in a group show celebrating the life of the late Franz West at Galerie Konzett, Vienna. "Leave and Travel: a long one minute film" can currently be seen in Bohemian Nights, curated by Ingrid Dinter at IMC gallery, NYC.