This is my favorite piece by Ryan De La Hoz. This quote by him captures the emotion: "I think a lot about loss, hope, isolation, freedom from oppression, the destruction of natural resources, myth, magic, the pursuit of happiness.“
Announcing LEISURE TIME, Ryan De La Hoz and Riley Payne OPENs Thursday July 18 6-9pm
Ed. Varie is pleased to present, and welcome, California based artist Ryan De La Hoz and Australian based artist Riley Payne, for a two-person show, Leisure Time, with opening reception Thursday July 18 from 6-9pm.
The exhibition Leisure Time is loosely and ironically based around the ideas and actions how we as a culture, population, modern or antiquated; spend our leisure, or extra time. De La Hoz and Payne are brought together from opposite ends of the world, not knowing what the other has been creating, and encouraged to work individually. Leisure Time is a serendipitous experiment in black and white, and color.
Ryan De La Hoz, born 1985 and is currently based in San Francisco, California. He is a former recipient of the Canson/Beautiful Decay Wet Paint Grant 2011, and his work has been published in FLJ Magazine, Tokyo; Museums Press, UK; IdN Magazine, Hong Kong; and Beautiful/Decay, US. De La Hoz has shown in select group exhibitions in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Leisure Time will be his first show at Ed. Varie and also in New York.
Riley Payne was born 1979 in Melbourne, Australia, where he currently lives and works. Payne has exhibited widely in Australia, and has a recently published book, Mad Deep Thoughts, published by Perimeter Books. Leisure Time will be Payne’s first exhibit at Ed. Varie, and also in the United States. Payne’s project has been supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.
Dedicated to art, design and photography, the fifth issue highlights the usual The Hundreds upcoming collaborations, projects and collections, with an added focus on personalities such as Ryan de la Hoz, Alysha Nett and John Robinson. Vol. 03/Issue 01 marks a significant stride in the publication’s editorial evolution. Look for the issue to hit select retailers and The Hundreds online store over the next few weeks.
Tomorrow we will be will be having a soft relaunch for the retail portion of the gallery. There will be lots of rare goods, books and zines from our friends. We’ll also be having a sale to blow out old stock. Come hang 12-6PM!