In this body of work the artist is seeking out the relationship between false terrains and the atmosphere that exists above them. According to Boatright this series also “…fits into a larger broader body of work that loosely examines photography’s failed attempts to quantify the unquantifiable.” For this particular exhibition of “Piles and Skies” the artist is papering the gallery walls top to bottom in a succession of images that opens a dialogue between the real and the contrived as the photographic images are altered every few feet in a static, yet lively manner.
More about Ryan Boatright
Ryan Boatright (b.1982) is an American artist based in Paris. His work examines the role of photography in the mainstream and the medium’s ability to measure reality. The process of photography itself and the tools and techniques used to increase accuracy in photography are often at the heart of his investigations. The products of his work exist as traditional photographs, digital prints, videos, and unique art objects.
His pieces have been shown in various galleries and institutions including the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media in Boston, TPTP Space in Paris, Chelsea Art Museum in New York, and the American University Museum in Washington. His work was also featured in The Collectors Guide to New Art Photography Vol.2 in 2011.
Ryan’s art practice is informed by his time as a research scientist at the Image Permanence Institute in Rochester, NY, and his activity as a printmaker at Atelier Boba, which he co-founded in 2011.