You might recognise Ryans work from the innumerable shows of his that we’ve covered, as well as from the interview we did with him some time ago – now, Ryan has a new show coming up at Paradise Hills, and it looks exquisite!
"In this new stunning body of work, ‘She’s the moon; Perception in the absence of stimulus’, Ryan explores mental illness in women, in particular hallucinations associated with schizophrenia. His drawings describe scenarios of hallucinations that are suspended between ambiguous states of fear and comfort, leaving the viewer to determine the circumstance.
After coming back from a residency in Finland and having a successful show with partner and collaborator Hollie M Kelley in Berlin last year, Ryan’s nomadic experiences have propelled his work down a darker and conceptually well rounded path based on his explorations in rural travel and family members that had been diagnosed with mental illness, in particular schizophrenia. His drawings are magical as they are unsettling, full of emotional dichotomies.
Please join the artist on Friday APRIL 19 for the opening of his first Melbourne solo exhibition, which will also include performances by bands EM VÉCUE AQUAIEU, HOUSE OF LAURENCE and HOTEL WRECKING CITY TRADERS and the solo vocal talents of GOLDWYN. Gallery opens at 6pm, music starts at 7pm."
Head down to Paradise Hills this Friday night to see it all for yourself – Ryans work is fantastic and we wish him the best of luck with the show!
Who: Ryan McGennisken
What: She’s The Moon solo show
Where: Paradise Hills, 8 Doonside St, Richmond, Victoria
When: Show opens Friday 5th April from 6 – 10pm and runs until 11th May.