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Sculptor Will Ryman

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sculptor Will Ryman discusses his exhibition of new site-specific works at the Paul Kasmin Galleries in Chelsea, Anyone and No One, on view February 16—March 24. Formerly a playwright whose work was largely influenced by Absurdist philosophy, Ryman's works incorporate autobiographical, spiritual and art historical references.

Will Ryman.

Installation view at Paul Kasmin Gallery of the exhibition "Will Ryman: Anyone and No One," on view February 16–March 24, 2012, at both gallery spaces: 293 Tenth Avenue, and 515 West 27th Street. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Will Ryman.

Installation view at Paul Kasmin Gallery of the exhibition "Will Ryman: Anyone and No One," on view February 16–March 24, 2012, at both gallery spaces: 293 Tenth Avenue, and 515 West 27th Street. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Will Ryman.

Installation view at Paul Kasmin Gallery of the exhibition "Will Ryman: Anyone and No One," on view February 16–March 24, 2012, at both gallery spaces: 293 Tenth Avenue, and 515 West 27th Street. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Will Ryman.

Installation view at Paul Kasmin Gallery of the exhibition "Will Ryman: Anyone and No One," on view February 16–March 24, 2012, at both gallery spaces: 293 Tenth Avenue, and 515 West 27th Street. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Will Ryman.

Installation view at Paul Kasmin Gallery of the exhibition "Will Ryman: Anyone and No One," on view February 16–March 24, 2012, at both gallery spaces: 293 Tenth Avenue, and 515 West 27th Street. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Will Ryman.

Installation view at Paul Kasmin Gallery of the exhibition "Will Ryman: Anyone and No One," on view February 16–March 24, 2012, at both gallery spaces: 293 Tenth Avenue, and 515 West 27th Street. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

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Comments [4]

AH from Manhattan

Leonard, more art interviews please! This was great, great to hear an artist's voice. I was curious to hear more about his experience of the art world given that he avoided it to such lengths and expressed such emotion when he talked about his parents' experience of it.

Feb. 22 2012 09:58 AM
kay from brooklyn

Wow! such vitriol! [from hipsters?]. Just back in town and am so grateful that there is a repeat of LL's show @ zulu 00.00, otherwise I may have missed this gem of an interview for a few months. Art is Art; to me Mr. Wyman's Art is HIGH ART; to me; personally. That is all. Wishing all highest achievements, and, potentially, recognition, whether it is one's cup of tea or not.
kindly. k

Feb. 22 2012 04:22 AM
linus Brant from nyc

Linus the Sculptor from the Upper West Side-Call me old fashioned but I think sculpture is something made by a Sculptor with his own hands otherwise it's just a slick commercial of some academic intellectual idea. Will should of stuck to paper-mache Who needs to see more of his 2 bit/5 second ideas blown up huge by his minion workers so that monied interests can celebrate another ivory tower artist. I guess the poor treatment will says he saw his artist father endured by the art world did not scare
young Will off for long when he saw a chance to make a buck off knowing nothing about real art or ideas with relevant
content to awake public consciousness- This is a time for art to show the threat of gas fracking or the evils of war,not pay homage to a dead writer with a dopey looking 15 foot bird.

Feb. 21 2012 08:16 PM
art525 from Park Slope

It took at least five minutes for Leonard to toss out Mark Rothko's name in an art interview. Leonard you're slipping. Don't forget to tell us that you studied with him.

Feb. 21 2012 12:49 PM

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