FLAG DAY: RYAN CARRINGTON

All works on view and available through JCO'S Art Haus.

Flag 7 • 46 X 91 • carpenter's pants, suits, collared shirts, neckties 

 

My work highlights blue-collar workers as hardworking heroes of our society. It honors their perseverance and loyalty in taking unglamorous jobs seriously and executing them with both incredible precision and an artistic touch.  

 
Flag 7 • detail

Flag 7 • detail

 

The dwindling appreciation that society yields to blue-collar workers is alarming, and through my work I attempt to elevate the status of all blue-collar workers in America.
 

 
Flag 7 - detail

Flag 7 - detail


Within this body of work I deal with a wide range of issues that connect labor, class, economics with my personal history and family. Using cast objects and construction materials that combine craftsmanship with symbolic irony, I am able to communicate my thoughts, ideas, and memories on themes of labor.

 
Flag 5 • 36 X 68 • carpenter's pants, suits, collared shirts, neckties

Flag 5 • 36 X 68 • carpenter's pants, suits, collared shirts, neckties

 

I use my life’s experiences as a springboard for my ideas to develop and eventually deploy in both performance and gallery installation.  Having worked as a landscaper, maintenance man, and construction worker, I have gained an appreciation for this select group of workers who comprise the engine that runs this great country.

 
Flag 6 • 68 X 36 • carpenter's pants, suits, collared shirts, neckties

Flag 6 • 68 X 36 • carpenter's pants, suits, collared shirts, neckties

 

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