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VT -> NY: new paintings by Ryan Syrell


  • page bond gallery 1625 West Main Street Richmond, VA (map)
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In Ryan Syrell's recent paintings, he creates a visual journal of memories from a week-long summer road trip from Vermont to New York. Through vivid color and enthusiastic gestural rendering, the paintings amplify and dramatize the seemingly mundane: driving in traffic, staring at a phone, preparing dinner. Syrell squeezes as many details, patterns, and textures onto a canvas as possible, “imbuing vitality into the everyday; seeking out, amplifying, and articulating beautiful moments without ignoring the pervasive anxiety of time.” The paintings are a welcome reminder to slow down, look up, and recognize the richness of the world around us.

Ryan received his BFA from SUNY Purchase and his MFA from VCU. He lives and works in Baltimore and teaches as an adjunct instructor in Painting
The Page Bond Gallery, located at 1625 West Main Street exhibits contemporary art in a wide variety of media and disciplines including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramics. The gallery acts as a venue for the work of emerging and established artists with local, national, and international reputations.

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