Jack Ryan, The Last Chord, Art Gym, Marylhurst UniversityThe Lost Chord
Jack Ryan
April 11 – May 20, 2017

Opening Reception:
April 9, 2017, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
A free shuttle service will leave NW 8th & Couch at 3:30 pm and return to that location at approximately 5:30 pm on the day of the opening.

Gallery Talk:
April 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Artist Jack Ryan will give a talk in the gallery.

Catalog Release & Closing Event:
May 20, 2017, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Art Gym at Marylhurst University will present The Lost Chord, a solo exhibition by Jack Ryan. Ryan is an interdisciplinary artist living in the Pacific Northwest. His practice uses sculpture and sound as a conduit to explore culture. He is co-director of Ditch Projects in Springfield, Ore., director of Pacific Sky Exhibitions in Eugene, Ore., and he is a co-founder of Fugitive Projects based out of Nashville, Tenn.

Jack Ryan has exhibited in venues such as The IMAFY (Cairo, Egypt); Dublin Electronics Arts Festival (Ireland); Maison Laurentine (Paris); Ausstellungsraum Klingental (Basel, Switzerland); American University Museum (Washington, D.C.); The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington D.C.); MICA (Baltimore); and Syracuse University. He twice attended the Banff Centre as a fellow and last summer attended a residency at Djerassi funded by The Ford Family Foundation. This past year, he has presented projects at the University of California as well as venues in Nashville, Indianapolis, Connecticut, New Jersey and Chicago. In 2015, Ryan was awarded The Hallie Ford Fellowship and jointly received the Precipice Fund administered by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Calligram Foundation/Allie Furlotti, as part of the Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Last summer he was included in the 2016 Portland Biennial curated by Michelle Grabner.

Art Gym
Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43)
Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261
events.marylhurst.edu/the-art-gym/

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.

Admission
Free to the public

Parking is free. The gallery is located on the third floor of the central building on campus – BP John, on the south side of the building.

Class visits and special tours of the Art Gym exhibitions are available for classes and groups with advanced planning. Let us know if you need the gallery opened at other times, we are happy to accommodate your group visit. Please email Blake Shell to make arrangements. – bshell@marylhurst.edu

About Art Gym
Since 1980, the Art Gym has been recognized as a venue that exhibits some of the most significant and timely art of this region. The mission of the gallery is to increase public understanding of the contemporary art of the Pacific Northwest through exhibitions, artists’ projects, publications, and public engagement.

The Art Gym is a non-collecting, non-commercial gallery that supports artists in creating ambitious, risk-taking projects at various stages in their careers. As an art space working within an academic venue, we are committed to providing artistic and intellectual freedom. The Art Gym’s catalogues continue to be among the greatest records of the contemporary art history of the Pacific Northwest, contributing to the discourse on contemporary art and representing the region. We are dedicated to making knowledge accessible and connecting artists and community.

About the curator
Blake Shell is the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Director and Curator of the Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion at Marylhurst University, providing the artistic direction and leadership of the organization. Shell is a contemporary art curator and artist with over twelve years of experience in directing nonprofit and educational galleries. She received a BA in art from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and an MFA in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her curatorial work has gained regional attention and press in the Pacific Northwest, as well as a national review on Artforum.com’s Critic’s Picks. Shell is currently a panelist for the Visual Chronicle of Portland, managed by Regional Arts & Culture Council, and on the Marketing & Communication Committee of the Association of Art Museum Curators.

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For more information or photos, please contact Kathleen Murney, kmurney@marylhurst.edu