Tuesday, April 29, 2008
SUPERNATURAL-AID opening May 1st
Ryan Burghard is a multidisciplinary artist recently relocated to Portland from Madison, WI. Burghard will be exhibiting large photographs and sculptures of various dimensions. Burghard appropriates the cultural symbolism from his youth to re-evaluate the construction of the American male identity. Combining references from comic book heroes, 80's cartoons, sacred geometry, feminist theory, and contemporary male studies, Burghard delivers a portrait of duality that creates an ironic rewriting of the cultural rites of passage the American man must navigate in order to become a socially conscious individual.
Ryan Burghard received his BFA from Bowling Green State in 2003, and his MA and MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2005-6. Burghard has showed extensively in Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, St. Louis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Canada, Australia, and recently Portland. IGLOO will host Burghard's first solo show in Portland.