James Bouché | Ryan Syrell

March 28 - May 3, 2015

Opening Reception: March 28th 7-10pm

Gallery Four is pleased to announce REAL ROCKS ARE HEAVY AND HARD TO FIND featuring new work by James Bouché and Ryan Syrell. Together, they have merged their seemingly disparate practices to create a show of collaborative sculpture and painting. Bouché & Syrell find common ground by using materials primarily associated with construction-building to address the physical and conceptual spaces that surround us.

James Bouché (b. 1990, San Diego, CA) is a Baltimore-based artist whose practice stems from interests in retail, construction, and post-modernism. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. Recent presentations of his work include "xXx" Current Space, "Tenebris" Spudink, and solo exhibition “Not Yet in Ruin” at Springsteen.

Ryan Syrell (b. 1984, Oswego, NY) is a Baltimore-based artist whose work focuses on the interrelationship between cartooning, abstraction, perception, and the recollection of visual data. Recent solo exhibitions include “Roughed In” at the John Fonda Gallery and “Addenda: Rosy-Fingered Dawn at Louse Point” at Guest Spot. Syrell received his BFA from SUNY Purchase in 2008 and is currently an MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University.

REAL ROCKS ARE HEAVY AND HARD TO FIND opens concurrently with the 6th Annual Open Space Print and Multiple Fair, located at the Baltimore Design School. Bouché & Syrell will be selling an edition of prints at the fair in conjunction with the exhibition.

Gallery Four is a 10,000 sq. ft. facility featuring six live/work artist studios and a contemporary art exhibition space. Gallery Four is located in downtown Baltimore's H&H building.

Gallery Four, Baltimore | 405 W. FRANKLIN ST. 4TH FLOOR | BALTIMORE, MD 21201