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01.02.2011

 

Nature's silent fight - Laura Ball & Ryan McLennan on show at David B. Smith Gallery, Denver

Gnashing, crackling and crunching – a nocturnal walk will bombard your ears with many a spooky noise. The pictures by Laura Ball and Ryan McLennan are silent but full of the unsettling bearings of nature. In cuddly colours, they visualise man's existential struggle, depicting an animalist symbolism. A fight without a winner?

The artists drift between reality and the subconscious, into a world of their own They explore evolution, the environment, the history of nature. They summon creatures and point out the shadows, which prevent us from recovering.

The focal point of Laura Bell's studies and life lies in California. Her works are part of countless private and public collections in the USA.

Ryan McLennan studies in Virginia and lives in New York. In 2008/2009, he was granted a bursary by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in 2010 he was awarded the West Prize, Grand Prize.

The David B. Smith Gallery in Denver presents pieces by the two artists until the 26th of February. An essay written by Leanne Haase Goebel accompanies the exhibition.


Laura Ball & Ryan McLennan
David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, USA

Until the 26th of February 2011
Tue – Sat, 12pm – 6pm

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Laura Ball

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Laura Ball

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Laura Ball

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Laura Ball

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Laura Ball

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Laura Ball

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Laura Ball

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Laura Ball

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Laura Ball

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Laura Ball

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY : Ryan McLennan