Contributed by Sharon Butler / Last time I�saw a solo of Ryan McLaughlin’s endearing, small-scale�paintings was in 2013 at Laurel Gitlen, a painting-friendly LES gallery that closed a little over a year ago. His enigmatic�work, conjuring the dry, flat�surfaces of 1940s easel-size abstraction, incorporates�fragmented pieces of�text, code, and other symbols.�According to a recent email,�Gitlen has teamed up with�Adams and Ollman, a Portland, Oregon, gallery that readers may have seen on the art fair circuit in the past few years, to present McLaughlin’s�new work.�Here are some images�from the exhibition, Mclauglin’s�first in Portland. It�runs through�June 3, 2017.
From the press release:
Ryan McLaughlin (born 1980, Worcester, MA) received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Recent solo exhibitions include “Impreza Earth�(2016),” David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; “TraffiQ,” Laura Bartlett Gallery, London; “Lacus PM,” K�lnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; “Raisins,” Laurel Gitlen, New York City; and “Barbara (I and II)” at L�ttgenmeijer, Berlin. McLaughlin’s work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at Metro Pictures, Sikkema Jenkins, both New York; Tanya Leighton, Berlin; Off Vendome, Dusseldorf.
�Ryan McLaughlin: Prius Wig,� Adams and Ollman, Portland, Oregon. Through June�3, 2017.
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