As part of our year celebrating sculpture, we are proud to present the first UK public institution exhibition of the work of American sculptor Kathleen Ryan.
Ryan composes her sculptural installations in a variety of materials from cast iron and precious stones, to found objects including bowling bowls. The artist has a pre-occupation with natural forms, juxtaposed with industrial manufacture, and alongside motifs which reference the classical sculptural tradition and the artist’s interest in anthropology.
Image credit: Kathleen Ryan, Galaxie, 300 (detail), 2019,Black and white bowling balls and brass. Courtesy the artist. Image courtesy of MIT List Visual Arts Center, photography by Peter Harris Studio.