Ryan Buyssens, Recent Works and McArthur Freeman, Strange Figurations will be on exhibit at the Alexander Brest Gallery Sept. 3-30. There will be an opening reception for the visual arts showcase on Sept. 3 from 5-7 p.m. The gallery is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Ryan Buyssens, Recent Works
Ryan Buyssens is an inventor and maker of kinetic esoterica; he expresses his ideas through countless media. Ryan creates devices with the aid of computer design, 3D printing, CNC machining, laser-cutting and good, old-fashioned patience. The technologically advance appearance and operation of the works are offset by the approachable, empirical design of the objects themselves. Preferring to explore the “what if” in the evolution of technology, he seeks out a departure from the logical path of invention and uses it as a branch that sprouts new possibilities. His work becomes a comment on logic and progress.
McArthur Freeman, Strange Figurations
Plump, hybrid shapes that are layers with skins, flaps, orifices, sacs and appendages are features of mcArthur Freeman’s recent digitally sculpted and 3D printed works. In a pseudo-scientific way, he combines abstract patterns, human anatomy, and shapes found in nature to create a diverse range of specimen-like forms. His invented forms, which associate biological transformation to social interaction, manifest as curious mutation, which are at once beautiful, grotesque, sensual, and humorous.