Ryan Myers: Put Your Boots On

Ryan Myers: Put Your Boots On

Start date

Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00am

End date

Sunday, August 23, 2020, 5:00pm

Location

Abel Contemporary

6858 Paoli Rd.
Belleville, WI 53508
United States

Madison-based ceramist Ryan Myers has long been fascinated with toys, cartoons, and American Folk Art traditions. Synthesizing these visual sources, Myers crafts utilitarian vessels and sculptures that speak to both youthful pop culture and an ancient history. This body of work was inspired in part by Myers' daughter’s rain boots, which featured frog faces on the toes and the common refrain of telling her to get on her boots. The phrase gestures toward a variety of possibilities – the beginnings of an adventure, the hard work ahead, and the playfulness of wearing animal face boots.