Solo Exhibition by Ryan Hawk
Nov 18, 12-5pm
Sweet Pass Sculpture Park presents a long leash, a solo offering by Houston based artist Ryan Hawk. Utilizing a wide array of materials, such as recycled architectural glass and artist-manufactured bricks, artist Ryan Hawk showcases a command of concepts and techniques from realistic figurative sculpture to collaged found footage. a long leash unfolds across the grounds, tucking into the park's foliage and reimagining the space inside SP2.
Hawk's artistic vision navigates a complex terrain, deftly incorporating art historical references into political discourse. His work delves into a spectrum of themes, from the implications of American cultural hegemony on the trajectory of Modernism to its resonance in the context of 21st-century socio-political protests. a long leash takes direct aim at our understanding of influence within contemporary aesthetic production, challenging viewers to reassess the multifaceted forces shaping the art world today.
Ryan Hawk is a visual artist using video, sculpture, and site-specific installation to imagine alternative corporealities and forms of embodiment. Solo presentations of his work have been held at the Galveston Arts Center, Lawndale Art Center, The Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, The Museum of Human Achievement, and elsewhere. His work has also been included in group exhibitions, screenings, and festivals such as Perform Chinatown, Los Angeles; Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn; the Museum of Fine Arts in Nagoya, Japan; Jonathan Hopson Gallery; and many more. Notable awards include an SMFA Traveling Fellowship, The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund from the Dallas Museum of Art, and a two-year fellowship with the Core Residency Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Hawk holds an MFA in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin.