Commodore Perry, 2014

Mixed Media

Acrylic, enamel, Lucite, and mixed media on wood

36.00 x 34.00 x 3.00 in

91.4 x 86.4 x 7.6 cm

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Bringing an element of material chaos to the aesthetic principles of Minimalism and Post Painterly Abstraction, multimedia artist Cordy Ryman compiles found objects, studio scraps, and salvaged parts to create work that explores the intersections of form, object and imperfection. Of this unique work, commissioned by jewelry designer Alexis Bittar, Ryman says, “the Lucite I used in this piece is all cast-offs and scraps taken from Alexis Bittar's workshop. I experimented with various techniques that I knew Alexis used when making jewelry. Gold and silver leafing applied to the backs on some and the fronts on others, painting the backs or fronts, and drawing on the backs or fronts all give the Lucite a different feel and effect. Carving, polishing or scoring the surfaces all effects the way light interacts with the Lucite. Each approach has limitless possibilities, and I tried to stay true to my own practice as an artist while keeping Alexis's practice history and him as a person in mind at the same time.”

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