Tuesday, November 24, 2009
On Friday, May 29 The Galleries featured New York-based artist RYAN HUMPHREY for the first official NET Nights at Moore program. Ryan gave an illustrated lecture about his current body of work and how he got to where he is today - featured in the 2009 Queens International 4 exhibition and appearing on season one of Bravo's Top Design in 2007.
Known for his paintings, sculptures, installation and performances that riff on masculinity and Americana, the program was held in conjunction with Fast Forward, his exhibition of over 30 BMX bikes, 3 versions of Marcel Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel (1913) and a massive rug wrapping the walls of the gallery space created with the help of designer Todd Oldham, that traveled to the Galleries from the Queens Museum.
The installation was "artfully" put to use by Ryan along with 80's BMX pro Dizz Hicks, and select local pro-level BMXers. Check out the video!