Lyla Rye

Lyla Rye

International Sculpture Center review by Gil McElroy

Dreamlands Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905 – 2016
The Whitney Museum of American Art,  Oct. 28 – Feb. 8, 2017
GHC artists Lyla Rye and Kate Wilson along with numerous Canadian artists are included in Lorna Mills “Ways of Something” video project which was acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Lyla Rye is a Toronto based artist, who began her studies in architecture. She works in installation, sculpture, video and photography to explore our experience of architectural space. Using angled forms, images, and the space itself, she creates encounters that require active viewing. Whether sculptural or video-based, the installations engage physically, optically, and conceptually, hailing us to our perception of time and space.

Rye received a BFA from York University and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. For over 20 years her work has been exhibited in galleries across Canada and internationally including San Francisco, New York, Adelaide (Australia), Paris, and Berlin. She has exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Power Plant, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Textile Museum of Canada and Olga Korper Gallery among others. Her work is included in collections such as The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, York University, Cadillac Fairview Corporation, Tom Thomson Art Gallery and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. She has founded and exhibited with a number of collectives including NetherMind, 5 things, hic and Persona Volare.

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