Cordy Ryman with DCKT at Pulse

Cordy Ryman Silent Echo 2008 mixed media on wood 18" x 15.5" x 3.5" [installation view]

Cordy Ryman Octopus 2008 mixed media on wood 18" x 15.5" x 7.25" [installation view]

DCKT showed work by Cordy Ryman at Pulse. The color and surface magic of the first piece in particular was dazzling. I'm looking forward to the artist's first show with the gallery.

Trying to find a link just now I realized, to my shame and surprise, that I've never posted images of Ryman's work before, and this after tracking, enjoying and photographing his smartly-whimsical sculptures for years. There are more images here on the west coast.

The top image is lovely. But what's up with the way they are hung? Looks a little crude.

Hrag, Ryman's art has been at least as much about sculpture as conventional painting. A look here at his earlier work would make this pretty clear, and would show the continuity: On these two pieces the paint continues on both their sides and backs.

With "Octopus" while the support on the left is more or less painted a crimson color, that on the right (definitely not so obvious in my photo) is a deep green. Both colors also project onto the wall behind.

Oh, I just realized that I hadn't included the details for each piece. The three dimensions, which I've now added, might have helped in a reading of both.

Now that makes it addresses the dialogue between sculpture and it...thank.