Margot Ryan: PAUSE


Exhibition on view: Jan 12 - 26
Closing Reception: Jan 26, 5pm

Helen Lindhurst Gallery
Watt Hall, ground floor
Gallery hours: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm

Please note: the reception -- open to the Roski Community -- for this exhibition has been moved to January 26 at 5pm due to Covid precautions. There will be no reception on January 12 as previously scheduled



Ultimately, in my painting process, I attempt to glorify a cinematic image in the way I render it. In this way, I am drawing all attention to one specific moment in time. In a film, that moment would be brushed past in the matter of a few seconds. However, when I paint that moment, it is timeless. I am pressing pause and romanticizing it. I am telling the viewer: this is beautiful. This is impactful. Sit with it and read into it. What is the story? How does it make you feel? My paintings are cinematic in that they have a feeling of movement and familiarity in the scene, almost as if you could press play and visualize what happens next.


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