Will Ryman Presents "Cadillac" in Group Exhibition "Anxious Spaces: Installation as Catalyst II" at Knockdown Center
July 5 - 26, 2015
Curated by Joe Ahearn and Alanna Heiss
Paul Kasmin artist, Will Ryman will present Cadillac, a life-sized sculpture of the iconic American vehicle, in the second annual group exhibition Anxious Spaces: Installation as Catalyst, at Knockdown Center in Maspeth, NY from July 5 – 26, 2015.
The exhibition features a collection of artists whose work incorporates dynamic and time-based elements, ranging from robotic interactivity to performance events to social intervention. Ryman's installation, constructed from Bounty paper towel, resin, and glue, changes the meaning of two commercial symbols: The Cadillac; an American symbol of class and power, and Bounty paper towels; disposable and mass-produced. The sculpture suggests that power is fragile.
Image Caption: Cadillac, 2014. Bounty paper towels, stainless steel, epoxy, fiberglass. 84 x 224 x 76 inches; 213.4 x 569 x 193 cm