Latent Content Analysis

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 September 6, 2017 – October 6, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 6, 7pm-9pm

James Adelman, Allison Berkoy, Arturo Brena, Peter Daverington, Yun Sung Jang, Marshall Jones, Fay Ku, Huston Ripley and Ryan Scully

curated by Jason Patrick Voegele

The Lodge Gallery is proud to present Latent Content Analysis, a group exhibition exploring the symbolism of dream states and the mysterious workings of the unconscious mind.

Dreams and nightmares are so deeply rooted in our living experience that we often use these words to describe the events, goals, fears, and possibilities of our lives. In order to explore the unique symbolic language of dreams, artists, shamans and scientists often refer to the various layers of dream interpretation by differentiating between manifest and latent content. Whereas the manifest content of a dream may be interpreted as the literal narrative recalled by the dreamer, latent content is the deeper symbolic meaning and underlying purpose of the phenomenal experience. Latent content analysis is then the attempt to de-cypher or translate these deeper symbolic meanings.

Artists and have often utilized this form of analysis to explore both dream states and consciousness through symbolic metaphor, visual analogy and dream imagery. Psychologists describe this research as “dream work“. A presupposition of dream work is the argument that each person has his or her own unique dream “language”, based on the subjective experiences of their upbringing and ongoing lives. Any given place, person, object or symbol within the manifest content of a dream, differs in its latent content analysis from dreamer to dreamer.

As dream workers, artists manifest objects and images that may have surface interpretations disguising deeper objective meaning or are designed to trigger uniquely alternate states of consciousness in each individual. In this way the artists featured in Latent Content Analysis, present us with the opportunity to challenge our subconscious levels of awareness and enjoy both the outer world of our shared experiences and the mysterious inner world of our own symbolic language.

Seeking Space: Making The Future


SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Hosted by Arts in Bushwick at 56 Bogart


Seeking Space opening night & Making History Bushwick Book Launch

Exhibition runs September 30 – October 16, 2016

in collaboration with


In celebration of the tenth anniversary of Bushwick Open Studios, Arts in Bushwick is thrilled to announce Bushwick Open Studios’ annual open call exhibition Seeking Space, and this year’s official theme, Making The Future.

The exhibition’s opening reception on September 30 will coincide with the launch of Bushwick Open Studios weekend and the long-awaited release of Arts in Bushwick’s first publishing effort, the 400 page hardcover book entitled Making History Bushwick. The book will be available for purchase throughout the duration of the exhibition.

With Making History Bushwick and Seeking Space: Making The Future, Arts in Bushwick seeks to open a conversation about Bushwick’s future as a creative community. What does our future look like? What can it look like? How can we manifest the future we want to experience?

The two week exhibition will include curated performances and discussions during Bushwick Open Studios and the following two weekends. Visual art will be curated by Michael David and Julie Torres.

The show will double as the inaugural exhibition for DAVID & SCHWEITZER CONTEMPORARY, a new gallery at 56 Bogart Street by Michael David, a painter and the founder/ curator of the recently closed Life On Mars Gallery and now Owner/Director/Curator of his latest project in Bushwick. His first one–person exhibition was at the historic Sidney Janis Gallery in 1981 and has exhibited internationally and was represented by M. Knoedler & Co. for over two decades. His work is included in the permanent public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. His work will be featured this September at Jewish Museum in Berlin in the exhibition the Golem.

Julie Torres is a Bushwick based artist and curator focused on community-expanding projects and collaborations. Like most artists living and working in Bushwick, Torres is indebted to AiB and to the neighborhood’s early artist-run art spaces — Pocket Utopia, English Kills, Norte Maar, Storefront, Famous Accountants, Laundromat, Centotto, Pioneers of Inspiration, Camel Art Space and Airplane to name a few — for generously supporting fellow artists and paving the way for so many others to organize and curate.

Loren Munk’s 2015 painting Bushwick Map will be the exhibition’s centerpiece, highlighting some of the present day pivotal figures and spaces that have molded the Bushwick art scene into what it is currently to give a starting point for discussion of our neighborhood’s future.



Weekly Vocano-Circle of Friends Jeremy Mangan and friends shine at Fulcrum

Circle of Friends

Jeremy Mangan and friends shine at Fulcrum

If there are noticeable similarities between the works by the half-dozen artists now on view at Fulcrum Gallery, it is because they are friends who met while living in New York in the early 2000s and have continued to influence each other since - Patrick Berran, Ben Grasso, Jean Pierre Roy, Ryan Scully, Shintaro Okamoto and Jeremy Mangan, all pulled together by Mangan for this show.

What these artists share, beyond skill, inventiveness, and an obvious shared love of art, is a kind of post-modernist surrealistic mindset. Mangan's whiskey barrels tumbling over a cold waterfall and his luminous treasure chest caught up in tree roots are like modern day René Magrittes; and Roy's "The Siege of Syracuse" is like a Salvador Dali painting if Dali had expended more energy on art and less on performance.

Berran and Grasso are the exceptions. There is little trace of surrealism in their paintings. Berran is showing three small abstract paintings of overlapping and interlocking squares and rectangles in acrylic and toner. Within each geometric shape is a pattern of squiggly, splatter-like shapes. His color schemes are simple: blue and red in one painting; blue, red and red-orange in another; and a third in tones of brown with overlapping greenish blocks and super-subtle gray and peach transparencies. There is great complexity hidden within the apparent simplicity in Berran's paintings.

Grasso is showing excellent paintings of leaves and flowers with cheery colors in deliberate dabs of paint. They're like close-ups of tiny sections of Monet landscapes.

Scully paints rock formations and an avocado-like plant in the desert, which are realistic in appearance but highly unlikely to exist in nature. They are classically balanced, smooth as sanded wood, and nuanced in color modulations. "

Okamoto has two drawings of pod-like formations that are like slightly more abstract versions of Scully's impossible plant. There's something evocative and eerie about these.

Roy's single painting, "Siege of Syracuse," is a small picture of a man seated in grassy mountains with a copy of Hieronymus Bosch's "Christ Descent Into Hell" held in his lap. But the Bosch is painted on glass and the man's knees go into and through it. This is the most surrealistic painting in the show. It is amazingly luminous with intricate details that are hypnotic.

Luminosity is also a hallmark of Mangan's paintings, which are realistic scenes that are highly unlikely to ever be seen in this world. "Point Marker" pictures a platform standing in water with a huge splash of water behind it (one can't help but wonder what made the splash) and a broken ladder leading from the water to the top of the platform. "Sending the Barrels" is the one mentioned earlier of wooden whiskey barrels tumbling over a waterfall, and "Treasure for the Taking" is the one with the treasure chest caught up in the roots of a tree. It is believably realistic and natural except for the rays of light shining out of the chest.

There is not a bad painting in this show, and every one is thought-provoking and intriguing.

Circle of Friends, Wednesday & Friday, noon to 6 p.m., through Oct. 14, Fulcrum Gallery, 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma 

NYC Artist Ryan Scully in “Circle of Friends” Exhibition at Tacoma’s Fulcrum Gallery


One of my favorite painters, Ryan Scully, will be visiting Tacoma this week for the opening of a group exhibition, Circle of Friends (from Brooklyn to Tacoma) at Fulcrum Gallery. Join me in seeing the work of this talented artist in person.

I’ll be attending the opening reception on Thursday night (September 17) from 6 – 9pm. There will be an artist talk on September 18. The exhibition runs through November 15. More info on their Facebook event page.

Ryan’s art is stunning online but you’ll see just how extraordinary it is, once you’re up close in person. His work draws out a sense of wonder in the viewer, inviting us to discover other worlds and emotionally connect with abstract forms.

Circle of Freinds

September 17th – November 15th
Opening Reception September 17th 6-9 pm

Artist Talk September 18th 5:30 pm


Patrick Berran – Ben Grasso – Jean Pierre Roy – Ryan Scully – Jeremy Mangan – Shintaro Okamoto

Circle of Friends (from Brooklyn to Tacoma) is an exhibition of painting and drawing curated by Tacoma’s own Jeremy Mangan. These artists met while living in Brooklyn NY in the early 2000s and were bonded by the challenges of their artistic practice. A practice that necessitates the production of compelling artworks in an increasingly noisy and fickle contemporary art world. Jeremy has been influenced by their combined experience, and shares these visions once again through Circle of Friends.

Both Brooklyn and Tacoma have proven themselves as cultural incubators for the development of ideas and artistic thinking. Sharing a similar history both places originate from a marginalized past and have blossomed into an artistic utopia. Fast-forward to the present and the similarities diverge. Today’s Brooklyn is unrecognizable from its humble origins, while Tacoma has evolved at a more sustainable pace, maintaining its original identity.


*Berran, Grasso, Roy, and Scully still reside and work in Brooklyn; Okamoto in Queens.

Special thanks to the Tacoma Arts Commission and the Tacoma Artists Initiative Program for funding this event.


Post Human Utopia

April 22 – May 31

Opening Reception Wednesday, April 22nd, 7-9pm

Artists: Sarah Bereza, Lori Nix, George Boorujy, 

Kate Clark, Peter Daverington, Valerie Hegarty, 

Ryan McLennan, Jean-Pierre Roy, Ryan Scully and 

Doug Young.

Will our ever-expanding footprint on the natural world lead to an ecological collapse and a mass extinction of the human race? Will it be our meteoric advances in the development of artificial intelligence that does us in? Perhaps a biochemical calamity or a nuclear war will be our undoing. There are a lot of dark scenarios in which the world might go on without us. 

In his book, "The World Without Us”, Alan Weisman poses a fascinating, thought experiment: if you take every living human off the Earth, what traces of us would linger and what would disappear? Will the footprint of humanity ever fade away completely or have humans so irrevocably altered the environment that the impact of man will continue to shape the earth’s landscape far beyond the days of our departure? This Spring, The Lodge Gallery takes a unique look into a seemingly dystopian situation and contemplates the variable repercussions of our absence in Post Human Utopia, on view April 22 through May 31, 2015. 

Artists Include: Sarah Bereza, Lori Nix, George Boorujy, Kate Clark, Peter Daverington, Valerie Hegarty, Ryan McLennan, Jean-Pierre Roy, Ryan Scully and Doug Young

The Lodge Gallery, founded by Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele, is located at 131 Chrystie Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side. It is the exhibition venue of Republic Worldwide and serves as both an art space and a gathering place for hearty discourse and experimentation. 

705 Driggs Avenue

The Central Connecticut State University Art Galleries are first and foremost educational galleries. Every semester, we have at least three major shows, one of which showcases CCSU student artwork. In May, at the end of the spring semester, studio art majors exhibit their work, and in December, at the end of the fall semester, art education majors exhibit their work before beginning their student teaching in the spring. 

The CCSU Art Galleries invite artists from all over the country to exhibit and have had the pleasure of showing artists ranging from CCSU alumni to West Coast folk artists, from cutting-edge New York artists to such acclaimed artists as Philip Pearlstein, Faith Ringgold, and Judy Chicago.

Come check out the first exhibition of the 2015 Spring Semester! We have a collection of 27 artists from Brooklyn, New York. Many of these artists have worked there for thirty years or more and have exhibited widely throughout the country and internationally.
All showing here at CCSU!

“Awakened” Curated by Alix Sloan, at AFA NYC, to benefit

Curated by Alix Sloan, at AFA NYC, to benefit
Exhibition: September 20 through 29, 2012 
Reception for the Artists: September 22nd, 5 to 8 pm

AFA (Heidi Leigh & Nick Leone) and Sloan Fine Art (Alix Sloan) are pleased to present “Awakened,” an exhibition and fundraising event inspired by, and benefitting, the pet companions that brighten all of our lives. For this special ten-day exhibition, curator Alix Sloan has challenged over sixty artists to create works inspired by the powerful impact of animals in our lives and homes. A portion of the proceeds from every sale will be donated to in support of their mission to help find loving homes for homeless pets.

'One Hundred Dollars' Reworks The Dollar Bill At LittleField (PHOTOS)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Closing Night Reception : Wednesday, August 8th

Due to the overwhelming enthusiastic response to the One Hundred Dollars show we are throwing a closing reception! It was an amazing and fabulous show with so many extraordinary talents! Nearly half the show has sold... If you had your eye on a piece, now is your chance to get it!

Wednesday August 8th 6-9pm
622 Degraw Street


Ryan Scully featured in the CWU Observer

Ryan Scully featured in the CWU Observer

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Student endows naked legacy

Campus News

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Staff Reporter

What started out over ten years ago as a bunch of cyclists hanging out in the art building in their underwear is now one of the most talked about pieces of art on the Central Washington University campus.

The name of the painting is "Some Shaven" and hangs in the Recreation Center weight room. The painting is nearly 20 feet long by four feet tall. Oh yeah, and the subjects are the bare legs of a group of cyclists.

"It's become a little bit of a cult classic in the building," said Robert Ford, acting director for University Recreation. "It keeps people wondering. That's what's great about art, it makes you think a little bit."

Ryan Scully, a 2002 Central graduate, painted "Some Shaven" in 2001. The oil on canvas painting was done for an advanced painting class and it took Scully nearly six months to complete. A former cyclist himself, Scully said his goal for this painting was to get away from the differences between athletes of different sports and find a common ground between them.

"The legs are the core of sports," Scully said. "They are the common denominator behind it all... The scars, the tan lines show how we got there."

According to Scully, "Some Shaven" was not intended to be a public piece of art and he was admittedly surprised when the school wanted it. After the painting was donated it hung in the old Samuelson Union Building.

However, when the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) opened in 2006, "Some Shaven" found a new home hanging in the Recreation Center's weight room.

"It's more of an athletic piece," said associate director of student union operations Cherie Wilson. "So it made sense that's where it should go."

Although Scully did say the gym was a strange place for his painting to hang, he thought it was a good place for it because it was painted out of the love of the sport.

According to Ford, since the piece was moved to the Recreation Center, a common sentiment from students who see the painting is simply, "What's with the legs?" Confusion seems to be a common reaction from students.

"It's really weird that it's here," said Dylan Walker, senior marketing. "It makes no sense to be here."

Another typical reaction from students is the painting lacks diversity.

"I think it needs some women," said Sara Gundermann, senior nutrition. "I work out in there and I don't see any women's legs."

Scully admitted that he understands "Some Shaven" has the potential to confuse or even offend people who see it, but as he put it, "that's art."

Ryan Receives CWU Alumni Recognition Award

Ryan Receives CWU Alumni Recognition Award

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Ryan Scully receives the 2011, Central Washington University, Alumni Recognition Award. He was selected to represent The college of Arts and Humanities -Department of Art for 2011. Alumni Day includes; Lecture to the Art department Student body on his practices and experiences in the arts. General Student body panel discussion along with 7 other Alumni award recipients from separate departments on the merits of a Liberal Arts education.  Award ceremony and banquet, hosted by Central Washington University's President and the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.

Ryan Scully featured in Single fare

Ryan Scully featured in Single fare

Saturday, May 8, 2010


The event will take place on Saturday, May 8th at 4pm until late. The artists’ studio at 224 Grand will be transformed into the “Single Fare” exhibition space through May 12th. Send all MetroCards to 705 Driggs Ave # 3 Brooklyn, NY 11211 or drop them at the “Single Fare” Drop Box at 224 Grand st.