Michael Ryan: Other Worlds
A Memorial Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: June 17–July 3, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 17, 6 pm–9 pm
An exhibition for our friend and artist Michael Ryan (1982–2016) celebrating his work. All paintings have been graciously loaned from private collections and represent a major part of the artist's production between 2006 and 2016. We hope you can join us for this exhibition, which brings together some of Michael's best and most memorable work.
Michael Ryan was born in Brea, CA and graduated the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2005. He left San Francisco for Seattle, WA in 2008. He participated in several group shows and two featured exhibitions at Modern Eden, Reliquaries, with Billy Davis in 2010, and The Order, with gallery co-owner Bradley Platz in 2011. Michael has been in numerous publications (Spectrum 14, White Wolf Studios and Strange Horizons) and frequently did commercial work and concept art, including illustrating three cards for Wizards of the Coast (Magic: The Gathering). Michael was a featured solo artist at the Hive Gallery in 2008, and contributed work to the inaugural Hive Tarot Deck. He was also an active member of the Beinart Surreal Art Collective and participated in two collective group shows curated by Jon Beinart at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. His work mostly resides in private collections in the United States and Europe.
Allegory in the City of Cathedrals (Collection of Kim Larson and Bradley Platz courtesy of Jim Friend)
Nude Avoiding the Temples
Adoration in the Wastelands (Collection of Bradley Platz)
Assassins of the Ancient Progression (Collection of Gregg and Amanda Spatz)