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Nick Goss

Green Lanes

Green Lanes. It sounds pastoral, nostalgic, faintly utopian – like some network of ancient drovers’ tracks and holloways that endures furtively in a pocket of deep England. But Green Lanes could hardly be further from such a place: it is a drawn-out urban thoroughfare, which slices for miles through the suburbs of north London, abutted by old retail parades, housing estates and supermarkets, by ranks of semi-detached houses and parks that renounced their claims to rural retreat well over a century ago.

24 September 2020

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Christof Mascher

Presence Above All

Christof Mascher’s Street turns river, a 2015 painting in oil on board, is an urban nocturne washed with the pale purply blue that belongs only to a clear night beneath a big moon. Gas streetlamps set cream-coloured orbs on either side of the scene, repoussoir glass gems from a European city of the 1820s. A boulevard carves through the landscape, parcelling it up. The painting is tight, everything in its proper place.

7 September 2020

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Gareth Cadwallader

Painting in the world, around the world

Shortly after the opening of Half-Lowered Eyelids, his first solo exhibition at Josh Lilley in January 2019, Gareth Cadwallader left his South London home to paint in the world. A painter with a meticulous, private methodology in art and life, the following images are all that we know about the genesis of the three works ultimately presented at Art Basel Miami Beach in December of that year.

25 August 2020

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Nicholas Hatfull

Sky and vapour

Josh Lilley first showed Nicholas Hatfull's iPad sky drawings — unique archival pigment prints on Somerset paper, modest but glowing — in the 2019 group show of painters' preparatory works Preparing for What. A year later we are proud to introduce and offer the first large oils derived from this daily digital practice.

25 August 2020

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Derek Fordjour

SHELTER

SHELTER, Derek Fordjour's 2020 solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, was both a compact survey of the artist's recent work and a site-specific installation that placed the viewer in a position of temporary safety from a heavy storm.

25 August 2020

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Ryan Mosley

What People Do

A year ago, Ryan Mosley was approached by the Contemporary Art Society, a heritage charity and consultancy that acquires British artworks for public display around the nation, to submit a proposal for the lobby of a skyscraper growing in London. This skyscraper, 22 Bishopsgate, would be second in size, nationwide, to Renzo Piano’s Shard, and would dwarf the landmarks of the city’s colossus-choked financial center. Paintings, thought this painter of paintings, would not fit for this space.

25 August 2020

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Ian Davis

Cruise Ship

Initiated in late 2019 and finished in June 2020, Ian Davis’ Cruise Ship evolved through a changing global reality, and the artist's iconic figures in matching clothes never arrived, never populated the scene. The cruise ship became a ghost ship — its trajectory, its past and its future, elusive. The rippling wake signals motion, but its unclear who is steering.

24 August 2020

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Nicholas Hatfull

An Autumn Afternoon

There’s an alley that reappears in Nicholas Hatfull’s recent paintings. It is an alley from An Autumn Afternoon (1962), Yasujirō Ozu’s final film.

24 August 2020

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Kathleen Ryan

The Journey of Bad Melon (Party Girl)

Altogether more moist and pulpy than the citrus fruits with which the series debuted at Josh Lilley in October 2018, the Bad Melon works conjure another tangible, tactile aspect of ‘badness’.

24 August 2020

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Kathleen Ryan

Ghost Palm

Kathleen Ryan’s Ghost Palm was commissioned in 2019 for the second edition of the biennial Desert X, an exhibition of site-responsive artworks in Southern California’s Coachella valley in the spring of 2019. A lifesize rendering of the Washingtonia filifera (desert palm) in steel, plastics and glass, Ghost Palm sat along the San Andreas Fault, the meeting point of two tectonic plates.

24 August 2020

Kathleen Ryan

Kathleen Ryan (b. 1984, Santa Monica, USA) creates sculptures in the palette of the American vernacular, drawings on trinkets, hobbies and leisure; the glory and rudimentary phenomena of nature; and the playground-cum-junkyard of abundance at that country’s heart. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Ryan has held institutional solo exhibitions at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; the New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK; the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA; and the Cc Foundation & Art Centre, Shanghai. Her work is held in publich collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Kathleen Ryan lives and works in New York.

Education

2014, MFA, UCLA, Los Angeles
2006, BA Studio Art and Anthropology, Pitzer College, Claremont

Solo Exhibitions

2020
(forthcoming) Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano
Bad Fruit, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

2019
Kathleen Ryan,The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
Cultivator, MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Cambridge

2018
Seven Sculptures at Sunset, Josh Lilley, London
Man Made Moon, CC Foundation & Art Centre, Putuo District, Shanghai

2017
Pink Hook Iron Eyes, Arsenal Contemporary, New York
Bacchante, Theseus Temple Commission, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Weightless Again, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

2016
Kathleen Ryan, Josh Lilley, London

Group Exhibitions

2021
(forthcoming) The Stomach and the Port, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool

2020
(forthcoming) 50 Years of the Hiscox Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2019
Stains on a Decade, Josh Lilley, London
Desert X 2019, Coachella Valley, California
Bad Peach, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles
Alternate Realities: Selection of Works from the Collection, Arsenal Contemporary, Montreal

2018
Frieze London Sculpture Park, with Josh Lilley, London
I Had a Landscape in My Arms, Josh Lilley, London
Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah
Liquid Dreams, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles
Sculpture, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Spieltrieb, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
Pine Barrens, Tanya Bonakdar, New York
Vision Valley, Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale

2017
The Leftovers, Simon Lee Gallery, New York
L'Été plus vaste que l'Empire..., Wentrup Gallery, Berlin
Webutuk Vuitton, The Re Institute, Millerton
Gates of Hell, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles

2016
Water Biscuit, Josh Lilley, London
Flavr Savr*, The Pit, Los Angeles
Performing the Grid, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College, Los Angeles

2015
Frieze London Sculpture Park, with Francois Ghebaly Gallery and Josh Lilley
Jeff, Grice Bench, Los Angeles
SOGTFO, Francois Ghebaly, Los Angeles
71st Scripps Ceramics Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont

2014
Artificial Complexion, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles
Control Lapse, Josh Lilley, London
2x2x2: Nevine Mahmoud & Kathleen Ryan, Favorite Goods, Los Angeles
The White Album, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
ck one daily, Night Gallery, Los Angeles
A Meerkat’s Whistle, 3 Days Awake, Los Angeles
Temecula, Helmuth Projects, San Diego
MFA #3, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles
Corporeal Impulse, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park

2013
Screens, & Pens Press, Culver City
MFA 2014, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles
Wall Painting, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine

2012
Qualified by Light, Actual Size, Los Angeles
Kottabos, curated by Marina Pinsky, Los Angeles
The Planter Show, ForYourArt, Los Angeles

2011
My head is falling out so I’m standing on my stomach, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena
HAKKA, the Notary Public, New York, NY

2010
Tasteful Improvements, workspace, Los Angeles
Hollowing, Infernoesque, Berlin, Germany

CV

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Bad Lemon (Thirsty) by Kathleen Ryan, 2020
Bad Melon (Party Girl) by Kathleen Ryan, 2020
Bad Lemon (Spots) by Kathleen Ryan, 2020
Installation View: Art Basel Miami Beach by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Installation View: Art Basel Miami Beach by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Pleasures Known  by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Bacchante by Kathleen Ryan, 2015
Lipstick Rail by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Fountain of Youth by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Installation View: Bacchante by Kathleen Ryan, 2017
Bad Grapes  by Kathleen Ryan, 2020
Bad Grapes by Kathleen Ryan, 2020
Untitled (Chandelier) by Kathleen Ryan, 2015
Installation View: Seven Sculptures at Sunset by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Installation View: Seven Sculptures at Sunset by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Bad Melon (Moldy Slice) by Kathleen Ryan, 2020
Between Two Bodies by Kathleen Ryan, 2017
Bacchante (Pink Table) by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
il Volatile by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Light Rail by Kathleen Ryan, 2015
Installation View: Kathleen Ryan, Solo Exhibition by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Installation View: Ghost Palm by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Installation View: Ghost Palm by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Caprice by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Installation View: Kathleen Ryan by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Satellite in Repose by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Lipstick Rail (detail) by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Bacchante (Pink Table) (detail) by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Pleasures Known  by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Caprice by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Untitled (detail) by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Installation View: Theseus Temple by Kathleen Ryan, 2017
Untitled (Chandelier) by Kathleen Ryan, 2015
Installation View: Art Basel Miami Beach by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Installation View: Kathleen Ryan: Cultivator by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Installation View: Kathleen Ryan, Solo Exhibition by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Installation View: Kathleen Ryan by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Installation View: Kathleen Ryan by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Pleasures Known  by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Serpentine Foam by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Semi-Precious Bone by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Fool's Mold by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Untitled by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Muscle by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Embrace by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Receiver by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Pearl Hole by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Untitled (Curtain) by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Bacchante by Kathleen Ryan, 2015
Wave by Kathleen Ryan, 2015
Tropical Paradise by Kathleen Ryan, 2014
Installation view: MFA 2014 by Kathleen Ryan, 2014
More Is More Snake Ring by Kathleen Ryan, 2014
Rail by Kathleen Ryan, 2013
Block Wall by Kathleen Ryan, 2012

Exhibitions

Stains on a Decade at Josh Lilley, presenting Tom Anholt, Brian Bress, Peter Linde Busk, Gareth Cadwallader, Sarah Dwyer, Derek Fordjour, Nick Goss, Nicholas Hatfull, Christof Mascher, Rebecca Nassauer, Sarah Pichlkostner, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Belén Rodríguez, Kathleen Ryan, Analia Saban, Vicky Wright, Ryan Mosley, Celeste Rapone, Hurvin Anderson, Jack Burton, Ian Davis, Svenja Deininger, Holly Hendry, John Houck, Aliza Nisenbaum, Conrad Shawcross, Leon Kossoff, Tal R, Paula Rego, Euan Uglow & Kaari Upson

Stains on a Decade

Group Show

Seven Sculptures at Sunset at Josh Lilley, presenting Kathleen Ryan

Seven Sculptures at Sunset

Solo Show

I Had the Landscape in My Arms at Josh Lilley, presenting Sarah Pichlkostner, Kathleen Ryan, Anne Libby, Nevine Mahmoud, Annabeth Rosen & Holly Hendry

I Had the Landscape in My Arms

Group Show

Water Biscuit at Josh Lilley, presenting Belén Rodríguez, Carla Busuttil, Kathleen Ryan, Matt Lipps, Nicholas Hatfull, Nick Goss, Peter Linde Busk, Rebecca Nassauer, Sarah Dwyer, Sarah Pichlkostner, Vicky Wright & Yana Naidenov

Water Biscuit

Group Show

Solo exhibition at Josh Lilley, presenting Kathleen Ryan

Solo exhibition

Solo Show

Control Lapse at Josh Lilley, presenting Analia Saban, Nicholas Hatfull, Kathleen Ryan, Patrick Jackson, Kelly Kleinschrodt, Ruairiadh O’Connell, Jesse Greenberg, Niall Macdonald & Anissa Mack

Control Lapse

Group Show