SOMETHING MEANINGFUL

Installation Images

Opening Reception Photos

One Grand Gallery is pleased to present Something Meaningful, Ryan Everson’s first solo exhibition in Portland, OR. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, March 4, 2016. The artist will be in attendance.

Paying homage to vintage commercial signage, Ryan Everson’s sculptural and photographic work simultaneously expresses a romance for engineering and the environment. These three dimensional representations of what would otherwise be a fleeting sentiment are reproduced as tangible, weighty objects. The artist brings these phrases to life in a literal way.

Integrating photography with the three-dimensional sculptures, Everson pairs fabricated memories with genuine experience. Measuring sixteen feet-wide, Something Meaningful lights up the night sky and emits a warm glow leaving the viewer to create their own narrative with a glimmer of cues. The combination of constructed visual signs with authentic remote locations, the artist reassures the viewer that his approach is earnest, relaying a hopeful message during an otherwise ironic digital age.

Something Meaningful by Ryan Everson

Ryan Everson

Something Meaningful, 2016

Wood and lights

84 x 192 x 24 in (213.36 x 487.68 x 60.96 cm)

It's Been Awhile by Ryan Everson

Ryan Everson

It's Been Awhile, 2014

Wood and steel

6 x 36 x 2 in (15.24 x 91.44 x 5.08 cm)

Map The Distance by Ryan Everson

Ryan Everson

Map The Distance

Wood and vintage map

54 x 21.75 x 29 in (137.16 x 55.24 x 73.66 cm)

Invisible by Ryan Everson

Ryan Everson

Invisible, 2016

Steel and paint

24 x 98 x 5 in (60.96 x 248.92 x 12.70 cm)

Sweet Nothing by Ryan Everson

Ryan Everson

Sweet Nothing, 2016

Wood and acrylic

30 x 48 x 1.50 in (76.20 x 121.92 x 3.81 cm)

Deep Cuts by Ryan Everson

Ryan Everson

Deep Cuts, 2016

Wood and steel

6 x 20 x 2 in (15.24 x 50.80 x 5.08 cm)

We Kept it Live by Ryan Everson

Ryan Everson

We Kept it Live, 2016

Steel and wood

6 x 24 in (15.24 x 60.96 cm)

In Your Eyes by Ryan Everson

Ryan Everson

In Your Eyes, 2015

Wood and polished aluminum

36 x 36 x 1.50 in (91.44 x 91.44 x 3.81 cm)

Will It Ever by Ryan Everson

Ryan Everson

Will It Ever, 2016

Wood

3 x 36 x 3 in (7.62 x 91.44 x 7.62 cm)

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