Art League Houston and Suplex Present: Ryan Hawk
February 7 - 14, 2014
Opening Reception: February 7 | 6-9PM
Performance: February 8 | 2-3PM
Art League Houston and Suplex are pleased to present a pop-up exhibition by artist Ryan Hawk. The exhibition features a series of large-scale installations, prints, drawings, and video works that investigate reoccurring themes of inner-subjectivity and reflective conscious, illusion, and time-based transformation. Hawk uses both live performance and performance-for-camera as the foundation of his installations and sculptural objects, often utilizing current technologies to investigate the relationships that form when high modernist aesthetics and performance/action art are framed in a contemporary context.
For his Art League exhibition, Hawk recreated his multimedia installations Repeating Histories and Leap, shown in early 2013 at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a new sculpture and video installation created specifically for this exhibition. Print drawings and production stills accompany the large-scale works and allow for a glimpse into his art-making process. Also accompanying the exhibition is a free downloadable booklet, created by Suplex Projects.
Ryan Hawk is a visual artist, curator, and arts organizer focusing in performance, video, sculpture, and drawing. Hawk’s work has been shown in several venues throughout New York, Boston, exhibited at Chicago's Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Select Industries at Miami Basel 2012, and several international performance art festivals. Ryan Hawk currently lives and works in Houston, TX.
The booklet was published by Suplex Projects, written by Max Fields and Rachel Vogel, and edited by Jennie Ash and Max Fields.
This book was made possible by lead support from Art League Houston and generous donations from the people of Houston, Texas.