Arsenal Contemporary is proud to present Pink Hook Iron Eyes, Kathleen Ryan’s first solo exhibition in New York. In five large sculptures, industrial tools coalesce with tropical fruit, pearls, crystals, and flesh. Using jade, iron, rose quartz, brass, pink granite and bowling balls, Ryan creates both material and spectral tensions, where a vocabulary of sensuality and opulence reigns in a world of order and ubiquity.
Kathleen Ryan was born in 1984 in Santa Monica, California. She currently lives and works in New York, having recently relocated from Los Angeles. She received her BA from Pitzer College in Claremont, California in 2006 and her MFA from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) in 2014. Ryan has had solo exhibitions at the Theseus Temple at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria (2017), Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, California, (2017), and Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK (2016).