Region: MFA Annual
City / State: Maspeth , NY
Ryan Wilde is a painter and sculptor who explores the strategies used by women to navigate patriarchal systems. Building on her previous career as a hat designer, Wilde repurposes her technical skills to invite public dialogues on the theatricality of gender. Constructed with materials and color associated with female ideals, her work manifests the uncanny extreme that is identified with the sexuality, fetishization, or objectification of women in our culture. By highlighting the semiotic mechanism of the cultural expression, Wilde’s work creates a platform to reconsider the purpose of the conventional system of signification.