Hannah Buonaguro Ryan Foerster: YEW WOOD

Hannah Buonaguro and Ryan Foerster
YEW WOOD
September 29 - October 30, 2018

Press Release


Carl Louie is pleased to present YEW WOOD, a show by Hannah Buonaguro and Ryan Foerster, Brooklyn-based artists. Each has their own multi-disciplinary practice, but they have begun presenting collaborative work in the past couple years. They have exhibited work at Magenta Plains and Shimizu Brand in New York, Parapet Real Humans in St. Louis, and at The Museum of Fine Arts in Croatia.

Emphasizing the nature of their relationship to one another as well as to the environment and world around them, practices like writing, photographing, and drawing find their way into their sculptural work and artist books. Their sculptures consist of salvaged materials: things they find on a daily basis or in their travels; unfinished works and scraps from their studios. Themes of home/shelter, relationships, memory, and social and political concerns emerge in their work. Tracing one another’s bodies on yesterday’s newspapers or on pieces of wood is one example of the way they combine personal, intimate movements within the context of a bigger and more uncontrollable world and media landscape.

The show opens Saturday, September 29th, 6-8pm, and at 7pm, the two will give a reading.

"i can’t explain a smell, i can’t tell you about the scent here. drowned in lake of outrage. talked to you, explained it all away. could’ve listened closer to the pacific rim; beyond it, i wasn’t looking--just whistling a memory" 




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Fire Island, Hannah Buonaguro, 2017, acrylic paint on c-print



Fire Island, Hannah Buonaguro, 2017, acrylic paint on c-print (detail)



Fire Island, Hannah Buonaguro, 2017, acrylic paint on c-print (detail)


Compost print/Universe, Ryan Foerster, 2018, unique c-print with debris



Croatia Drawing, Hannah Buonaguro, 2017, ink on paper



Untitled CT Scan photographs, Ryan Foerster, 2018, silk screen on c-prints with tape



Untitled CT Scan photographs, Ryan Foerster, 2018, silk screen on c-prints with tape



Untitled CT Scan photographs, Ryan Foerster, 2018, silk screen on c-prints with tape



Untitled CT Scan photographs, Ryan Foerster, 2018, silk screen on c-prints with tape



Untitled CT Scan photographs, Ryan Foerster, 2018, silk screen on c-prints with tape



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Can you sleep if I keep throwing your name at the door?, Hannah Buonaguro, 2017, mixed media, set of 5



Can you sleep if I keep throwing your name at the door?, Hannah Buonaguro, 2017, mixed media, set of 5



Yew wood # 3: Have another gesture, 2018, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, mixed media (detail)



Yew wood 3: Have another gesture, 2018, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, mixed media (detail)



Yew wood 1: Season's Greetings, 2018, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, mixed media



Yew wood # 2: Shuck you, 2018, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, mixed media


Yew wood 2: Shuck you, 2018, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, mixed media


Yew wood 2: Shuck you, 2018, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, mixed media (detail)



Yew wood # 2: Shuck you, 2018, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, mixed media (detail)



Yew wood 3: Have another gesture, 2018, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, mixed media



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It's cold in here and I'm currency, 2018, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, mixed media



It's cold in here and I'm currency, 2018, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, mixed media (detail)



It's cold in here and I'm currency, 2018, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, mixed media (detail)



It's cold in here and I'm currency, 2018, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, mixed media (detail)



Can you sleep if I keep throwing your name at the door?, Hannah Buonaguro, 2017, mixed media, set of 5



Can you sleep if I keep throwing your name at the door?, Hannah Buonaguro, 2017, mixed media, set of 5



Can you sleep if I keep throwing your name at the door?, Hannah Buonaguro, 2017, mixed media, set of 5



Can you sleep if I keep throwing your name at the door?, Hannah Buonaguro, 2017, mixed media, set of 5



Can you sleep if I keep throwing your name at the door?, Hannah Buonaguro, 2017, mixed media, set of 5



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Universe/tomato plants, Ryan Foerster, 2018, unique c-print



Universe/tomato plants, Ryan Foerster, 2018, unique c-print (detail)


Reading Station 1, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, chair, newspapers



Reading Station 1, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, chair, newspapers (detail)



Reading Station 1, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, chair, newspapers (detail)



Reading Station 1, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, chair, newspapers (detail)



Reading Station 1, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, chair, newspapers (detail)



Reading Station 1, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, chair, newspapers (detail)



Reading Station 1, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, chair, newspapers (detail)



Reading Station 1, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, chair, newspapers (detail)



Yew wood # 4: Bus ride home from nowhere, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media



Yew wood 4: Bus ride home from nowhere, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media (detail)



Yew wood # 4: Bus ride home from nowhere, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media (detail)



Yew wood # 4: Bus ride home from nowhere, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media (detail)



Yew wood # 4: Bus ride home from nowhere, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media (detail)



Yew wood # 4: Bus ride home from nowhere, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media (detail)



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Fly away home (where is home?), Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media


Fly away home (where is home?), Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media



Fly away home (where is home?), Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media (detail)



Fly away home (where is home?), Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media (detail)



Fly away home (where is home?), Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media (detail)



Yew wood # 5: Catch me in the net (of all lived experience), Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media



Yew wood # 5: Catch me in the net (of all lived experience), Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media (detail)



Yew wood # 5: Catch me in the net (of all lived experience), Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media (detail)



Yew wood # 5: Catch me in the net (of all lived experience), Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media (detail)


Compost bag/Ryan double exposure, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2016, c-print



Compost bag/Ryan double exposure, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2016, c-print



Without a Scratch -- LIVE!, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media


Without a Scratch -- LIVE!, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media



Without a Scratch -- LIVE!, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media (detail)



Without a Scratch -- LIVE!, Hannah Buonaguro, Ryan Foerster, 2018, mixed media (detail)