As our contribution to the 2014 ArtPrize, Present Company will be collaborating with the New York-based artist Ryan Roa to create a massive, site-specific installation inspired by his “Space Drawings” series of work. Roa is a young, multi-disciplinary artist who was inspired to begin making work after completing his military service in Iraq. His installations, sculptures, videos and drawings have been featured in gallery and museum exhibitions across the United States and abroad. For the installation at the Morton Hotel, Present Company will collaborate with Roa to develop his largest work to date, while simultaneously corresponding with the grand spaces of this historic venue. Visitors will be allowed to pass through, around and under the patterned lines which seemingly grow from the ceiling, walls and floor, leading to a visceral sense of the majestic volume of the newly configured room.
- Art form: Installation
- Depth: Variable
- Medium: Bungee Cords, Eyehooks
- Width: Variable
- Year created: 2014
- Height: Variable
About Present Company
Present Company is a Brooklyn-based art space of the curatorial efforts of Brian Balderston, Chad Stayrook and José Ruiz. As a group, we have provided the opportunity for collaboration at a national and international level with a host of creative operatives, working in a range of media and spanning the gamut from emerging to mid- and late-career artists.