Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ryan Burghard's works

Ryan's work is highly skilled in craftmanship, and easy on the eyes. Looking past the immediate imagery, the viewer can see Burghard's concerns with male identity referencing pop culture, mythological history, and spiritualism. The sculptures at both ends of the gallery created a powerful connection of relationships between works. This was a deceptively conceptual show with well made choices and intention by the artist.