@ Ambach and Rice
6.8.13 – 7.27.13
A&R is pleased to present Phasmid, a solo exhibition debuting five salvaged wood relief sculptures by Ron van der Ende.
Phasmid is the scientific classification for stick insects. The title suggests a parallel between the insect’s evolved camouflage and the artist’s wood skin constructions, which serve as trompe l'oeil surrogates for their real world counterparts. The phasmid’s ability to hide in plain sight is analogous to Van der Ende’s interest in commonplace themes, in particular objects and forms rendered invisible by their ubiquitous nature. LINK A&R