May 28, 2008
Paper Boat presents:
New work by Catherine Ryan (San Francisco, CA) & Eduardo Villanueva (Milwaukee, WI)
June 6- 30th, 2008
Curated by Faythe Levine
Gallery Reception Friday June 20th 7-10pm
Additional images HERE
Catherine Ryan, Purple Mountain, 2008
Show highlights: This June is the three year anniversary of Paper Boat Boutique & Gallery. We will be welcoming two talented artists Catherine Ryan who hail's from San Francisco showing her haunting watercolor and charcoal works on paper. Ryan will also be selling limited edition archival prints along with her artwork.Showing along with Ryan will be local emerging artist Eduardo Villanueva. Eduardo will be painting a permanent site specific mural to commemorate our three years of bringing innovative and creative new work to the Milwaukee public. Villanueva will also have a new body of work in the gallery.
Catherine Ryan Artist Statement:
This series of drawings is an examination of "canned" hunting preserves; plots of private, fenced-in land that are stocked with a wide array of domestically-raised "wild game". A commodified and sanitized version of something that was once an instinctual means of survival, canned hunts are stripped of the inconvenience, danger and uncertainty of an actual hunt. Like fast food, canned hunts are a perverse version of something real; devoid of substance, but packaged for easy consumption.
Eduardo Villanueva Artist Statement
Eduardo Villanueva's work is introspective in nature, combining personally iconic images to emit stories and emotions that are intrinsically personal and altogether universal. Physically his work ranges from the very small to the monumental. As of late he has been exploring mural painting in an attempt to ensnare the viewer with the power of his wild imagery. Movement is a key element to the development of Eduardo's painting style. Shapes knead into one another in an almost churning motion creating undulating compositions that mimic the kneading of the artists thoughts.
Media Contact: Faythe Levine (414) 483-8462
Paper Boat Gallery 2375 S. Howell Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207 www.paperboatboutique.com