Susan Inglett Gallery is pleased to present the work of CHANNING HANSEN and RYAN WALLACE at NADA Miami 2020. Using unexpected materials, the two artists challenge and expand our understanding of Art through their singular innovative approaches.
Channing Hansen links technology and craft to produce wildly intricate, geometric enigmas in wool. His process is sophisticated and labor-intensive, spinning collected fleece into yarn, then knitting and weaving these materials into his readily identifiable work. In contrast to his material’s natural origin, a computer algorithm built by the artist dictates the pattern of the resulting forms. Like a Fluxus score, Hansen never strays from the system’s instructions, embracing a computational element of chance.
Ryan Wallace’s mixed media works are likewise bound by chance, conjuring an ethereal space hovering between the material and immaterial. Operating within a closed system, both materials and composition are generated from earlier work—abstract shapes cut from the repurposed canvas actively work with and against the other by folding and evolving across the support. His compositions are influenced by light reflected off metallics embedded in earlier paintings and, now, domestic objects viewed during quarantine.
Both artists’ work are currently on view at the Gallery.
CHANNING HANSEN has been exhibited at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Long Beach Museum of Art; and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus. Work can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Hammer Museum; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Stedelijk Museum.
RYAN WALLACE has been exhibited at the RISD Museum; ICA at MECA, Portland; Bunker Artspace, West Palm Beach; Brooklyn Academy of Music; and the Elaine de Kooning House, East Hampton. Wallace’s works can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.
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