Artist reception for Michael S. Ryan – ArtSpace Gallery
February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The ArtSpace Gallery at the Quad-Cities Campus is exhibiting “Storyteller” – paintings by Michael S. Ryan – from Monday, Jan. 23 through Friday, March 3.
Everyone is invited to a opening reception and artist talk Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 4-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
The ArtSpace Gallery is located on the first floor of Building 4 at the Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline.
For more information about exhibits in the ArtSpace Gallery, email ArtDesign@bhc.edu.
About Michael S. Ryan
Michael S. Ryan is a native of Iowa and has been a painter all his life. Trained as an abstract artist in the New York School tradition while at the University of Iowa, Ryan turned to representational painting in the early 1980s after his exposure to the Bay Area painters of California and painters like Wolf Kahn. Their successful fusion of high key color, representational imagery and abstract forms became the inspiration for Ryan’s work. The style Ryan uses is a combination of all those elements coupled with very expressive brushwork and complex design.
“My subjects of choice are often large format landscapes, interiors and figures,” he says. “I seek to present the essence of these things arranged in a harmonious and poetic manner.”