The show features thirty-nine sculptures depicting over one hundred large roses in shades of pink and red with garden detritus such as bottle caps, crushed cans and bubblegum wrappers, with a distortion of scale that, according to the artist, reflects a rodentís view of a New York City rose garden. A number of insects populate the flowers, including ladybugs, aphids and flies. The roses, ranging in height from two to almost seven feet, will be installed throughout the first floor of the gallery where viewers will be invited to stroll through the clusters of blooms to discover each flower.
Will Ryman lives and works in New York City. An illustrated catalogue with an essay by John Yau is available during the exhibition.
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