September 8 - October 7, 2018
Opening reception Saturday September 8th, 6-10pm
Please join Ryn for an informal artist talk on Sunday October 7th at 3:30pm.
MIRRORIA by Ryn Wilson
Mirroria is a body of work revolving around a revisionist myth that uses feminist ideas to transform the current cultural narrative. Referencing existing origin stories and incorporating characteristics of allegories, parables, and fairy tales, this story demands a new perspective. The people of this world take on a varying range of power structures, while costume, language, movement, and gender roles flip the traditionally male centered perspective of mythology. The female protagonist is set with the task of sacrificing herself to reverse the worldview that war, domination, and greed are necessary to run the world. She is the disruptor who possesses the potential to subvert reality and is challenged to go to great lengths to do so. She accepts the mission and in turn becomes the heroine of her world. A metaphor for contemporary society, Mirroria is a new mythology for a modern age of equality.
Ryn Wilson is an interdisciplinary artist living in New Orleans. She works in photography and video installation, incorporating performance, textile, collage, sculpture, and sound into her work. She takes a cinematic approach to narratives with an emphasis on feminism, mythology, the environment and mysticism. Ryn grew up in Wisconsin, receiving her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2006, and her MFA from the University of New Orleans in 2013. Ryn lived in Japan in 2007 and 2008 teaching English and studying Japanese. From there she travelled to Shanghai where she worked as an assistant to the Chinese photographer, Maleonn. Ryn currently works as a costumer for Mardi Gras krewes, theatre and film. She has been a member of the The Front since 2014.
Ryn has exhibited her work internationally at the Oslo Screen Festival, Oslo, Norway; Digital Interactive Art Space, Vallensbæk, Denmark; Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway; Art Lab and Makii Masaru Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan; and Feral Gallery + Breve Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico. She has shown nationally at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA; The Great Wall of Oakland film series, Oakland, CA; Martine Chaisson Gallery, New Orleans, LA; and Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA.