will ryman: anyone and no one
 
will ryman: anyone and no one will ryman: anyone and no one
feb 20, 2012

will ryman: anyone and no one

‘bird’ by will ryman, 2012 actual and fabricated steel nails 144 x 192 inches image courtesy the artist

will ryman: anyone and no one paul kasmin gallery, new york city, new york, USA on now until march 24th

two new sculptures by american artist will ryman are now on exhibition in ‘anyone and no one’ at paul kasmin gallery. both works are massive installations created from reconfigured every-day objects. ‘bird’ has been formed from nails of various lengths at a towering 12 feet tall. ‘everyman’ also employs an extravagant quantity of household items such as paint brushes, bottle caps and work boots in order to form the 90 foot figure within the gallery space. due to the sheer size and impact of both sculptures, ryman’s installation has been separated in two parts– ‘everyman’ has taken up residence in 293 tenth avenue location while the 515 w 27th street space boasts the monumental bird, inspired by edgar allen poe’s poem, ‘the raven’.

‘bird’ in progress image courtesy galleristny

‘bird’ in progress image courtesy paul kasmin gallery

almost completed ‘bird’ was sculpted from 4,500 nails, all custom fabricated in studio at demiurge.image courtesy livingproofmag

‘everyman’ curves around the perimeter of two gallery rooms with bottle-cap constructed appendages extending into the center of the space. image courtesy the artist

‘everyman’ by will ryman image courtesy © acrstudio

the bottle cap arm extends into the gallery space image courtesy © acrstudio

the face of ‘everyman’, installation view image courtesy © acrstudio

manufacturing the face of ‘everyman’ image courtesy galleristny

inside the brain of ‘everyman’ are stacked thousands of paint brushes image courtesy the artist

image courtesy the gallery

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