Landlines

Ryan Everson

August 22 — September 26, 2014

Opening Reception
Friday, August 22nd | 6PM - 9PM

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<p><span class="name">Ryan Everson</span><br><em>Endless</em><span class='media'>red oak, poplar, mirror</span>9 1/8 x 31 1/8 x 2in<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry REVE0033&body=I am interested in finding out more about Endless by Ryan Everson'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Ryan Everson</span><br><em>Hard To Find</em><span class='media'>archival inkjet print (from large format 4 x 5in film)</span>39 1/2in x 49 1/2in<br>41 x 52 1/2in (framed)<br>Edition of 3<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry REVE0032&body=I am interested in finding out more about Hard To Find by Ryan Everson'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Ryan Everson</span><br><em>Fade Away</em><span class='media'>archival inkjet print (from large format 4 x 5in film)</span>39 1/2in x 49 1/2in<br>41 x 52 1/2in (framed)<br>Edition of 3<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry REVE0023&body=I am interested in finding out more about Fade Away by Ryan Everson'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Ryan Everson</span><br><em>The Deepest Depths</em><span class='media'>poplar, composite overlay</span>95 x 47 1/2 x 47 1/2in<br>41 x 52 1/2in (framed)<br>Edition of 3<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry REVE0027&body=I am interested in finding out more about The Deepest Depths by Ryan Everson'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Ryan Everson</span><br><em>Drift</em><span class='media'>archival inkjet print (from large format 4 x 5in film)</span>42 x 51 1/2in<br>Edition of 3<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry REVE0025&body=I am interested in finding out more about Drift by Ryan Everson'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Ryan Everson</span><br><em>Drawing blanks</em><span class='media'>poplar, composite overlay</span>23 1/2 x 43 1/2in x 1 1/2in<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry REVE0024&body=I am interested in finding out more about Drawing blanks by Ryan Everson'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Ryan Everson</span><br><em>Close to None</em><span class='media'>walnut, poplar</span>43 3/8 x 31 1/4in x 1 1/2in<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry REVE0026&body=I am interested in finding out more about Close to None by Ryan Everson'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Ryan Everson</span><br><em>Rust with me</em><span class='media'>archival inkjet print (from large format 4 x 5in film)</span>39 1/2 x 49 1/2in<br>41 x 52 1/2in (framed)<br>Edition of 3<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry REVE0028&body=I am interested in finding out more about Rust with me by Ryan Everson'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Ryan Everson</span><br><em>Shivers</em><span class='media'>poplar, composite overlay</span>12 1/4 x 42in x 1 1/2in<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry REVE0030&body=I am interested in finding out more about Shivers by Ryan Everson'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Ryan Everson</span><br><em>Nothing Seems The Same</em><span class='media'>white oak, poplar</span>6 3/4 x 65 1/4 x  x 2 7/8in<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry REVE0029&body=I am interested in finding out more about Nothing Seems The Same by Ryan Everson'>Inquire</a></p>
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Ryan Everson
Endlessred oak, poplar, mirror9 1/8 x 31 1/8 x 2in
2014
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Ryan Everson
Hard To Findarchival inkjet print (from large format 4 x 5in film)39 1/2in x 49 1/2in
41 x 52 1/2in (framed)
Edition of 3
2014
Inquire

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Ryan Everson
Fade Awayarchival inkjet print (from large format 4 x 5in film)39 1/2in x 49 1/2in
41 x 52 1/2in (framed)
Edition of 3
2014
Inquire

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Ryan Everson
The Deepest Depthspoplar, composite overlay95 x 47 1/2 x 47 1/2in
41 x 52 1/2in (framed)
Edition of 3
2014
Inquire

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Ryan Everson
Driftarchival inkjet print (from large format 4 x 5in film)42 x 51 1/2in
Edition of 3
2014
Inquire

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Ryan Everson
Drawing blankspoplar, composite overlay23 1/2 x 43 1/2in x 1 1/2in
2014
Inquire

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Ryan Everson
Close to Nonewalnut, poplar43 3/8 x 31 1/4in x 1 1/2in
2014
Inquire

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Ryan Everson
Rust with mearchival inkjet print (from large format 4 x 5in film)39 1/2 x 49 1/2in
41 x 52 1/2in (framed)
Edition of 3
2014
Inquire

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Ryan Everson
Shiverspoplar, composite overlay12 1/4 x 42in x 1 1/2in
2014
Inquire

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Ryan Everson
Nothing Seems The Samewhite oak, poplar6 3/4 x 65 1/4 x x 2 7/8in
2014
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Gildar Gallery is pleased to present Landlines an exhibition of new works by Ryan Everson running from August 22nd to September 26th with an opening reception on Friday, August 22nd from 6pm - 9pm. This show features the artist's latest text-form series that includes iconic handmade sculptural objects and photographs depicting his linguistic extrusions interacting with the natural landscape.

in Landlines Ryan Everson creates objects and images that "confront the muck of language" as literary theorist Roland Barthe once put it. Continuing his focus from previous works, Everson develops a simultaneous convergence and disillusion of meaning. Abstract phrases physically constructed from wood and metal convey content as both recognizably assembled letters and visual objects corresponding to an environment.

Pointing to a long lineage of sculptural text art of the past from Pop to Conceptual artists, Everson's approach to symbols is unique in its sincere approach to the anxieties surrounding language's ability to communicate emotional experience. Between symbol and sculpture meaning blends. The laconic phrase "Fade Away" literally begins to dissipate into the background as its painted gradient blends with layers of the surrounding forest and sky. The lone "Drift" floats slowly across a pristine lake distorted by camouflage. As these text-forms become activated by the otherwise pristine environment distinction between symbols blur.

Still meaning evades any specific reference even as it is carved, painted and photographed into existence. Charged yet ambiguous symbols stir an ill-defined sentimentality. Brooding language like "Hard to Find" and "Close to Nothing" point to palpable feelings of loss without indicating any acute source experience. While expertly crafted, each object, upon close inspection, bares evidence of the inconsistencies particular to even the steadiest hand. These physical idiosyncrasies further reflect the ultimately personal and nuanced way language is constructed in the mind. Within Everson's iconic artworks the dramatic tug-of-war persists between longing for pure experience and a desire to communicate the ineffable, with the question remaining– does language bring us closer towards connection, or further isolate, leaving humanity to drift along alone, together?

Selected Works

  • Ryan Everson
    Endlessred oak, poplar, mirror9 1/8 x 31 1/8 x 2in
    2014
    Inquire

  • Ryan Everson
    Hard To Findarchival inkjet print (from large format 4 x 5in film)39 1/2in x 49 1/2in
    41 x 52 1/2in (framed)
    Edition of 3
    2014
    Inquire

  • Ryan Everson
    Fade Awayarchival inkjet print (from large format 4 x 5in film)39 1/2in x 49 1/2in
    41 x 52 1/2in (framed)
    Edition of 3
    2014
    Inquire

  • Ryan Everson
    The Deepest Depthspoplar, composite overlay95 x 47 1/2 x 47 1/2in
    41 x 52 1/2in (framed)
    Edition of 3
    2014
    Inquire

  • Ryan Everson
    Driftarchival inkjet print (from large format 4 x 5in film)42 x 51 1/2in
    Edition of 3
    2014
    Inquire

  • Ryan Everson
    Drawing blankspoplar, composite overlay23 1/2 x 43 1/2in x 1 1/2in
    2014
    Inquire

  • Ryan Everson
    Close to Nonewalnut, poplar43 3/8 x 31 1/4in x 1 1/2in
    2014
    Inquire

  • Ryan Everson
    Rust with mearchival inkjet print (from large format 4 x 5in film)39 1/2 x 49 1/2in
    41 x 52 1/2in (framed)
    Edition of 3
    2014
    Inquire

  • Ryan Everson
    Shiverspoplar, composite overlay12 1/4 x 42in x 1 1/2in
    2014
    Inquire

  • Ryan Everson
    Nothing Seems The Samewhite oak, poplar6 3/4 x 65 1/4 x x 2 7/8in
    2014
    Inquire