WILL RYMAN AT PAUL KASMIN GALLERY
By veronica viayra, February 14th, 2012
Last spring WIll Ryman brought Roses to Park Avenue where he set up his large-scale sculptures of the flora, but now he is bringing his art indoors. The Paul Kasmin Gallery will show three of his new amazing sculptures for the Will Ryman: Anyone and No One exhibit starting this Friday. This will be the first Ryman exhibit at the gallery and the first time that a Kasmin represented artist’s work will taken residence in both Chelsea spaces.
A 90 foot figure entitled Everyman will live at the 293 Tenth Avenue space. Ryman has created the figure out of four hundred and eight-five shoes which compose his shirt and three thousand silver bottle caps that form his arms, hands, and feet. Even though the figure is displayed as being in a white box, he takes up the whole first gallery.
The other piece located in the adjacent room leads gallery attendees through a labyrinth built up of two hundred thousand paintbrushes. They are stacked one on top of another creating a structure that rises fourteen feet and invites guests to wander through.
At the 515 W. 27th Street space, Ryman will show his 12-foot high and 16-foot wide Bird. He was partially inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. The bird is constructed of fifteen hundred actual and created nails.
The show will run until March 24th.