Ronnie Rysz show opens at Real Art Ways on Thursday
Real Art Ways
56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006
Ronnie Rysz: Closed Circle
Aug. 16—Sept. 16, 2012.
Opening reception during Creative Cocktail Hour: Thurs., Aug. 16, 6—8 p.m. Admission is $10/$5 Real Art Ways members.
Press release from Real Art Ways
Closed Circle surveys Ronnie Rysz's examination of contemporary portraiture. This body of work combines an aggressive graphic line with florid mixed media collages, constructing pungent satires of the socially overexposed. Encased in claustrophobic compositions, these subjects compete with one another to lure the viewer into their worlds of loud, sparkling pop. Behind the confident facades of each character, inadequacies lurk and surface through the rendered noise. Rysz reveals the modern American's expectations of attention, affirmation, and adoration.
Ronnie Rysz was born in Stamford, CT in 1982. He received his BFA from Lyme Academy College of Fine Art and studied at the School of Visual Arts. During his college tenure, he served as assistant to both Master Printer James Reed of Milestone Graphics and to Mural Painter Randy Davis of Off the Wall Murals. After graduating, the artist completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. Rysz has taught block printing, intaglio, and lithography at Western Connecticut State University and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, and now works as a Prosthetic Artist for Alternative Prosthetic Services, traveling across the continental U.S. to create custom silicone prosthetics for civilian and soldier alike. His artwork is featured in several public and private collections, and he participates in solo and group exhibitions nationwide. He currently lives and works in New Haven, CT.
There will be an opening reception for Closed Circle this Thurs., Aug. 16, from 6—8 p.m. during Creative Cocktail Hour. Admission is $10/$5 for Real Art Ways members.