FRANK RYAN STUDIOS

LIMINAL VIEW

  • Siding
oil on linen 
36 x 48 inches
2013

    Siding
    oil on linen
    36 x 48 inches
    2013

  • Tunnel 
oil on canvas 
78 X 132 inches 
2013

    Tunnel
    oil on canvas
    78 X 132 inches
    2013

  • Tunnel (diptych) 
oil on linen
90 x 144 inches 
2013

    Tunnel (diptych)
    oil on linen
    90 x 144 inches
    2013

  • Figure in a Tunnel 48 x 36

    Figure in a Tunnel 48 x 36″ oil on linen 2013

  • Red Curtain 
oil on linen 
36 x 48 inches 
2013

    Red Curtain
    oil on linen
    36 x 48 inches
    2013

  • Parc du Saint Cloud I 
oil on linen
18 x 24 inches 
2013

    Parc du Saint Cloud I
    oil on linen
    18 x 24 inches
    2013

  • Parc du Saint Cloud II 
oil on linen
18 x 24 inches  
2013

    Parc du Saint Cloud II
    oil on linen
    18 x 24 inches
    2013

  • Ponderosa 
oil on linen
45 x 60 inches
2013

    Ponderosa
    oil on linen
    45 x 60 inches
    2013

  • The Los Angeles River at Spring Street Bridge
oil on linen
22 x 30 inches
2013

    The Los Angeles River at Spring Street Bridge
    oil on linen
    22 x 30 inches
    2013

In this body of work, Ryan reflects on a transitional period of time. Liminal View examines the state of being in-between and perpetual becoming.

Most of the paintings depict subjects that are literally transitional spaces, meant to suggest both the the anxiety of disorientation and the potential of new thresholds. Laying the groundwork for an experience of the uncanny, these familiar elements become foreign; similar to the way a common word will suddenly seem strange.