"Work Against Grain" Featured at Mercy Gallery

Work Against Grain, a solo exhibition of work by christian.ryan, a transdisciplinary artist and teacher in Loomis Chaffee’s Visual Arts Department, opened on Tuesday, September 21, in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery in the Richmond Art Center and is on display through October 26.  

Work Against Grain is an interactive exhibition of 14 different pieces involving sound, simple motors, and sleek figures — all created from reclaimed wood, most of which was sourced from trees recently taken down on the Island. The artist hopes that the kinetic works displayed in the exhibition will encourage interaction and reaction from the student, faculty, and staff visitors. 

The exhibition coincides with several other shows in the Richmond Art Center. The Community Arts Exhibition, featuring works in various media by Loomis faculty, staff, and other adult members of the school community, and the Emerging Artists and Emerging Writers exhibitions of student work are running concurrently in the Barnes and Wilde Galleries.  

The Emerging Writers program invites student writers of all inspirations to submit proposals for independent development during the summer. At the end of the summer, the Emerging Writers share their work with the Loomis community. 

Similarly, the Emerging Artists program invites student visual artists to pursue a project over the summer and submit the completed work for the annual showcase. 

An opening reception for all four exhibitions was held in the Richmond Art Center on Tuesday.

We regret that public visitation to the Mercy Gallery is not permitted at this time due to COVID-19 safety restrictions. Students, faculty, and staff may view the exhibition in the Richmond Art Center during regular school hours.  

For more information connect to the Mercy Gallery page of the Loomis Chaffee School website.