(Form as an Escape Hatch) & (Form as Provocation)
Simultaneous Self-Realization and Self-Erasure
///Habits of the eye, movement in the gut\\
(A. Martin: Every animal you meet is hungry) - Every animal pursues intoxication.
Squid ink as the bluing heat of incandescence vis-à-vis form that is both noumenal and phenomenal.
To impel oneself forward through a febrile and determined state of remaking.
What happens when a form can barely contain itself within a stable form? The central tension between the form of being caught and the potential form of escape.
Works exist as beacons, summoning aliens to planet Earth, sending out signals in the hopes the right ears will pick them up.
The imaginary droning of the
beep beep beep
into the ether.*
The pure black space expresses as volume of water for the squid.
The ink is an embodiment of the beeps
(a transmission/the signal and the temporal facsimile)
All fixed forms, when they have dynamism and energy, seem like they want to transcend their fixity.**
Limits appear as multiple unfolding thresholds.
Blair Hansen/ *Dana Goodyear
Romer Young Gallery is proud to present “Squid Ink,” an exhibition of new work by New York-based artists Rosy Keyser and Brie Ruais. There will be an opening reception for the artists Thursday, January 12th, 4-8pm.
Rosy Keyser (b. 1974 in Baltimore, MD) received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute, Chicago. Keyser has had solo exhibitions with Peter Blum (2008 – 2013), Maccarone (2014, 2017 (forthcoming), and CFA (2015) . Keyser has been included in numerous museum exhibitions, such as “Pink Caviar“ at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, “Painter Painter” at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and “Painting from the Zabludowicz Collection: Part II“ at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, whose collections also house works by the artist. Keyser will participate in the upcoming show “In the Abstract” at MassMoca in the spring of 2017 and will also be an artist in residence at the Chinati Foundation in 2017.
Brie Ruais (b. 1982, Southern California) received her MFA from Columbia University in 2011. Working primarily with clay, Ruais makes large-scale tiled floor and wall pieces that slowly reveal their process to the viewer. Often beginning with a mass of clay that equals her body weight, the scripted actions employed result in forms that speak to the movement of bodies. Her work has been exhibited at Nicole Klagsbrun, New York; Mesler/Feuer, New York; Maccarone, New York; Sperone Westwater, New York; Rachel Uffner, New York; MFA Boston, Marc Selwyn Fine Arts, Los Angeles; Lefebrve & Fils Gallery, Paris; Laura Bartlett Gallery, London; Cooper Cole, Toronto; Halsey McKay, East Hampton; Xavier Hufkens, Brussels; and Salon 94, New York. Ruais is the recipient of the Dieu Donne Fellowship, Socrates EAF Fellowship, and The Shandaken Project Residency. Her work is included in the upcoming publication Vitamin C: New Perspectives in Contemporary Art, Clay and Ceramics, by Phaidon Press. Upcoming exhibitions include, New Ruins at American University Museum, Katzen Center for the Arts, Washington, DC. A recent interview with Joseph Hart can be heard at Deepcolorpodcast.com. Ruais is represented by Nicole Klagsbrun and Cooper Cole.
For additional information, please contact the gallery at 415.550.7483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org