Under Construction / May 8 - 21, 2015
The environment of cities are in a constant state of regeneration with a limitless number of building sites. These temporary spaces become dislocated within their own environment as boundaries are erected. During this state of displacement, I document and use these photographs and objects as catalysts for studio-based works. My minimalistic use of materials and forms lay somewhere between the ready-made and the art object. Simultaneously, the construction workers’ labor starts to become ambiguous during this process as their gestures appear intentional and unintentional. By exposing and expanding this mutual process of creation, I conflate my practice with a layman’s knowledge of building to question the photographic object.
BIO: Ryan Oskin investigates themes of domesticity and nature through photography, sculpture, and video. He is the co-founder of TGIF Gallery, an artist run group showcasing emerging artists. His work has been shown throughout the United States in Chicago, Portland, New Orleans, and New York City. He graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Photography in 2012. He currently lives and work in Brooklyn, N.Y.