The 22 Haviland St. gallery’s Facebook page has a particularly nice image of New Haven artist Ronnie Rysz hanging his work in preparation for “Losing All Touch.”
Pulse, a Sunday section of the newspaper group I work for, had a nice lead story by Scott Gargan about Ronnie and his work. The article describes how the artist linked themes of alienation with our mass addition to modern technology.
For an artist under 30, Ronnie certainly takes a dim view of technology. Ironic I found this photo on Facebook.
Gargan provides the following bio: Born in Stamford in 1982, Rysz earned a fine arts degree from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art in Old Lyme, where he was an assistant to master printer James Reed of Milestone Graphics. After graduation, he taught at Western Connecticut State University and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. He is a prosthetic artist for Alternative Prosthetic Services in Bridgeport.
The opening reception is tomorrow. Turn off your cellphones and go.