Sunday, March 22, 2015

Discipline at The Front, March 14th - April 5th, 2015

Discipline by Ryn Wilson and Peter Hoffman is on view at The Front from March 14th-April 5th.
Discipline is an installation primarily of works on paper including drawing, collage, sewing, gouache, watercolor, and ink.  The artists gave themselves the task to each make one work per week for twenty- two weeks, alternating on presenting a theme for each drawing.  The results are two separate takes on a challenge, usually meant to amuse the other in the title or phrasing of the theme.  Subjects range from porcupines, comic books, crop circles, eunuchs, and stowaways, to an increasing focus on mythology, mysticism, and outdated belief systems.  As much as the drawings are an exercise in exercising, they are also a display of simultaneous critique and belief in the images; a large and intentionally convoluted range of depictions, dutifully rendered.

Ryn Wilson and Peter Hoffman are New Orleans artists, both originally from different parts of Wisconsin.  Ryn received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, and Peter received his BFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Both are recent graduates from the University of New Orleans Master of Fine Arts program (photography/video and painting/sculpture, respectively).  They reside together with two cats and a parakeet.

I also currently have work up at the Aquarium Gallery and Studios in a group show of work by current studio artists.