I have some new prints in an awesome group exhibition up in Pasadena tomorrow night! Lots of great work in the show, curated by Daniel Rolnik @danielrolnik COME HANG OUT! :)
An Ocean With No Shores, 2014
Edition of 40
Available later today on RyanMcIntosh.net
As I continue to produce my weekly print series, it continues to take me into new surprising areas. I’ve had a recent fascination with the sea lately and how calming yet threatening it can be. This weeks print is probably the most quiet and minimal print this far. It’s not a photograph, but rather just grey ink on paper.
Chocolate Room, 1970
Chocolate on paper, 256 sheets, each: 27 1/2 x 17 7/8 in.; installation dimensions variable
For its debut at the 35th Venice Biennale in Italy, Chocolate Room originally consisted of 360 shingle-like sheets of paper silk-screened with chocolate and applied to the interior walls of the gallery space. Edward Ruscha was just starting to work with organic materials in his prints, using such unconventional substances as blood, gunpowder, or cherry juice instead of traditional inks. During the summer of 1970, curator Henry Hopkins invited Ruscha and several other artists to make a work for the American Pavilion as part of a survey of American printmaking with an on-site workshop. Many declined the invitation in protest against the Vietnam War; Ruscha intended to do the same, but eventually reconsidered. When Chocolate Room went on view in Venice, protesters etched anti-war slogans into the rich brown surfaces of Chocolate Room, leaving it to stand as a spontaneous anti-war monument, which Ruscha ultimately considered more effective than non-participation in the Biennale. In the summer heat, the heady smell of chocolate was particularly overwhelming and attracted a swarm of Venetian ants, which ate away at the work. MOCA acquired Chocolate Room in 2003 and silk-screens new chocolate panels each time it is installed.
Hey kids! I have new unseen work in ULTIMATE BEACH exhibition tonight at BG in Santa Monica! Curated by none other than @danielrolnik
Come play frisbee, have bonfires and eat Lunchables with us tonight okay?
7-Color screen print on Coventry Rag 320gsm
Edition of 40
Teaser for the weekly print #30. Released tomorrow online or you can get it now at ARTEXPO-SD where all be all weekend! #artexposd (at Wonderbread Building)