Cordy Ryman


acrylic, enamel, glue, and screws on wood
45 x 36 x 8 inches

Humble materials from the realms of painting and sculpture come together in the thoughtful work of Cordy Ryman. In Shark Fin Soup, a composition of colorful wood triangles juts out from a “soup” of glue (which is used more as paint, since screws hold the wood to the panel). The casual, ragged character of the work gives it a playful energy and offers the viewer a sense of being part of Ryman’s process as he arranges, attaches, and paints the work in just the right way. Ryman has been included in numerous group exhibitions at venues worldwide, including Esbjerg Museum of Modern Art; Bronx River Arts Center, New York; and MoMA P.S.1, New York.