The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, July 25, 2014


Colossal Blossoms to Bloom Along Park Avenue in Will Ryman's Inaugural Public Art Exhibition
NEW YORK, NY.- Paul Kasmin Gallery, in conjunction with New York City's Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Fund for the Park Avenue Sculpture Committee, will present Will Ryman's The Roses, a new site-specific installation to bloom along Park Avenue from January 25 through May 31, 2011. Transforming Park Avenue into a fanciful garden, Will Ryman's 38 sculptures of rose blossoms towering as high as 25 feet, complimented by 20 individual scattered rose petals, will festoon Park Avenue Mall between 57th and 67th Streets in the artist's inaugural public art exhibition. Reflecting Ryman's flair for the dramatic and absurdly wonderful, roses painted in shades of pink and red will spring up in vibrant contrast to the traditionally bleaker winter months preceding spring in the artist's large-scale love letter to New York City.

Envisioned for the unique setting of Park Avenue, Will Ryman's The Roses will present viewers with a sculptural tribute to the larger than life qualities of New York City. The site-specific public art installation will feature 38 giant pink and red roses that climb between three and 25 feet in height, dwarfing the neighboring streetlights and avenue traffic. Colossal blossoms ranging from five to ten feet in diameter at the bud will spring up from steel stems in eight clusters of four to six rose buds each. Drawing inspiration from nature's cycles and seasons, each cluster is complete with an inhabiting brass ladybug, aphid, beetle or bee for an element of both reality and humor in reference to the viewers' own bug's-eye-view of The Roses' gigantic blossoms.

In addition to Ryman's octet of blossoms, the installation will present 20 accompanying sculptures of individual rose petals, the majority of which will be scattered along the Park Avenue Mall between 63rd and 65th Streets. Ryman, familiar with non-traditional materials such as plaster, wire mesh, and PVC tubes, adopted industrial materials—stainless steel, yacht-grade fiberglass resin, automotive paint, and brass—creating sculptures designed to withstand the elements and be enjoyed by viewers throughout the seasons. The Roses will be on view from winter's dormancy through spring's regeneration, suggesting the cycle of nature, as well as the eternally changing landscape of New York.

"With these roses I wanted to do something that was larger than life and site-specific. In my work I always try to combine fantasy with reality. In the case of The Roses, I tried to convey New York City's larger than life qualities through scale; creating blossoms which are imposing, humorous, and hopefully beautiful," comments artist Will Ryman.

"Park Avenue is known for its beautiful floral displays and Will Ryman's massive roses, ranging between three and twenty-five feet in height, will enliven the area throughout the winter, in anticipation of the arrival of the tulips in the spring," said Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe. "Parks is proud to partner with the Fund for Park Avenue Sculpture Committee to present this exciting, free exhibition of Ryman's artwork in New York City."

A native New Yorker, Will Ryman is internationally known for his large-scale figurative sculptures based on urban scenes and outsized flora. His work steadily incorporates a range of materials including plaster, fiberglass, stainless steel, paper maché, magic sculpt, brass, copper tubing, and cast aluminum. A writer turned artist, Ryman's work is also heavily influenced by the works of absurdist playwrights and philosophers.
His work has been included in numerous exhibitions including Tangled Up In You: Connecting, Coexisting, and Conceiving Identity (2008), at 21c. Museum Foundation, Louisville, Kentucky; Contemporary Figurative Sculpture (2010), at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York; Sculpture: Selections from the collection of Martin Z. Margulies (2007), at Margulies Warehouse, Miami; Greater New York 2005, at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts (2007), at The American Academy of Arts and Letters; Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820–2009 (2009), at The National Academy of Design, New York; and The Shape of Things to Come (2009), at The Saatchi Gallery, London.

Will Ryman is the latest in a long list of distinguished artists to exhibit on Park Avenue. Previous exhibitions have included Deborah Butterfield, Robert Indiana, Jun Kaneko, Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne, Yoshitomo Nara and George Rickey.

Paul Kasmin Gallery | Will Ryman | New York | Colossal Blossoms | Park Avenue |


Today's News

December 30, 2010

Most Important Stolen Paintings in the Last Twenty Years Searched by Special Agents

Photo Series at Minneapolis Institute of Arts Features James Welling's Glass House

Toledo Museum of Art Acquires Stunning Fred Wilson Mirror to Collection

Slavery Paintings Made by George Beattie Coming Down from Atlanta Office

Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Casino to Launch World's First ArtScience Museum

Jeu De Paume Brings Together Works for "False Friends / An Ephemeral Video Library"

Kunsthalle Wien Presents Power Up: Rediscovering Outstanding Women Pop Artists

ATLAS: How to Carry the World on One's Back? on Display at the Museo Reina Sofía

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Presents the Work of Belgian Artist Hans Op de Beeck

Bonnefantenmuseum Shows Exhibition by BACA Laureate 2010: Francis Alÿs

Chicago Public Library Services in High Demand in 2010 Due to Effects of Economic Downturn

Magritte Museum in Brussels Announces Temporary Closure Due to Improvements

20/21 International Art Fair at the Royal College of Art: Accessible Prices, Quality and Variety

A Swedish Court Convicts 3 Men of Unnoticed Art Theft

Utah Native, Tibetan Book Collector Smith Dies

Diamonds Shine in $4.2+ Million Heritage Jewelry Auction

Offbeat Miami: the Miami Modern District or MiMo

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Presents Works Made by Artists Born from 1961 Onwards

Colossal Blossoms to Bloom Along Park Avenue in Will Ryman's Inaugural Public Art Exhibition

Nilbar Güres: Window Commission 2010 at Institute of International Visual Arts

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'

Related Stories



Historical importance of paintings by Frank Stella Examined in exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Paul Kasmin Gallery Opens New Space in Istanbul with Exhibition by David La Chapelle

Large-Scale Recreation of William N. Copley's 1974 Exhibition, X-RATED, at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Paul Kasmin Gallery Presents Monochromes: A Special Project with Robert Žungu

Paul Kasmin Gallery Presents Monochromes: A Special Project with Robert Žungu

New Exhibition of Paintings by Deborah Kass at Paul Kasmin Gallery

"A Venomous Bloom" by Kent Henricksen at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Los Angeles Artist Mark Ryden Presents New Work at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Paul Kasmin Gallery Presents Paintings by Simon Hantai

Photos by Tseng Kwong Chi with Keith Haring at Paul Kasmin Gallery



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site