New site-specific works by Will Ryman on view at both of Paul Kasmin’s Chelsea galleries


NEW YORK, NY.- Paul Kasmin Gallery announces Will Ryman’s first exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition will include new site-specific works at both Chelsea galleries, making Ryman the first artist represented by Paul Kasmin to show in both gallery spaces at the same time. In the 293 Tenth Avenue space, Ryman will create a 90-foot figure lying against the perimeter of the gallery walls. The state of the figure’s presence is intentionally ambiguous: is he sleeping or dying? The figure references the “everyman,” represented by 250 pairs of shoes that make up his shirt. His arms, hands, and feet are composed of 30,000 silver bottle caps, turning his flesh into detritus. The Everyman sculpture will overtake the entire first gallery, forming the figure of a man stuffed into a white box. In the next room, Ryman will create a labyrinth made of 200,000 paintbrushes stacked on top of each other, towering up t