Thursday, May 29, 2008

Catherine Ryan & Eduardo Villanueva Press Release

For immediate release
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 on
e 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

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