Feb 08 2019
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Apr 21 2019
Kathleen Ryan

Kathleen Ryan

Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center at MIT List Visual Arts Center

New York-based Kathleen Ryan’s work in sculpture is distinguished by her virtuosic grasp of materials, ranging from poured concrete, cast iron, carved marble, and precious stones, to found objects such as granite machine-mount blocks or bowling balls. Ryan engages with formal sculptural concerns such as volume, weight, pressure, balance, and line, while subtly alluding to the materials’ historical and economic underpinnings, along with frequent references to the human body and classical motifs. Many of her recent works were cast at a nearly defunct iron foundry in Pennsylvania, and in part engage with a declining manufacturing industry that has shaped the economic and social trajectory of communities across the United States. Varying from poetic to deadpan, Ryan’s works are rendered effortlessly light and delicate in spite of their massive industrial materials and manifest weight. The List Center exhibition is her North American institutional premiere and will include a number of new works.

Admission Info

Free

Dates & Times

2019/02/08 - 2019/04/21

Location Info

MIT List Visual Arts Center

20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15, Cambridge, MA 02142