March 2 – April 3, 2018

CHRISTINE RYAN

Opening Reception
Friday, March 2, 2018

DRAMATIC OXIDATION

Christine’s time is spent working with rust, wood, photographs, paint, tools and found objects through sculptures, digital photographs, and oil paintings. She has a strong personal affiliation with rusty old cars and metal because of her experience working with her family run antique car restoration shop in Southern New Hampshire.

The hues of rust resonate with her and feel like home. The oxidation of rust tells a story of its decomposition and loss. Recovery or restoration can take on varied meanings, whether it be a person or an automobile.

Christine was born in Massachusetts; she has lived in New Hampshire for over forty years. Her oil paintings of landscapes and floral have been on display for the past ten years in local galleries, businesses, hospitals, and libraries. Her current work is more centered on contemporary paintings of rust and landscapes. She has also been pushing the envelope with experimenting with sculptures made from car parts and everyday objects. In 2017 Christine earned her Masters of Fine Art – Visual Arts from New Hampshire Institute of Art.