From September 6-27, 2019 New City Arts presents Things, an exhibition of new paintings, drawings, prints and objects by Ryan Trott.
Things is a new body of work consisting of paintings, drawings and prints based around a small vocabulary of common themes. Accompanying the exhibition are sets of multiples including silk-screened prints, t-shirts, canvas bags, books and printed posters. The work that encompasses Things uses a small set of recurring objects (feet, hands, everyday objects, flowers, water) with each object chosen for its shape, symbolic meaning or both. This vocabulary of everyday objects and occurrences is intended to be humorous, boring and honest. The pieces are inspired by editorial illustrations, children’s book drawings and 1960s Pop Art. In creating multiples and working within this small set of themes, the exhibition is an exploration and celebration of the everyday.
MEET RYAN TROTT
Ryan Trott is an elementary art educator, illustrator, artist and musician based in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has shown work locally and taught workshops at Welcome Gallery, The Garage, The Bridge PAI, Common House and Found Market. His large scale mural can be seen at Common House social club in Charlottesville. His current focus on illustration and artist books has led to a small publishing project called Everybody Books.
Artwork images courtesy of the artist.
This Welcome Gallery Exhibit Opening Reception is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.
Located at 114 3rd St. NE, Welcome Gallery is downtown, storefront art space in Charlottesville, VA, run by New City Arts Initiative, a non-profit community arts organization. This same location houses NCAI staff offices and a studio space.
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