artpark Residency - June 2015 - Ryan Pechnick (MFA '16)

 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 4:00am

Ryan Pechnick (MFA '16) was selected as the representative for OCAD U at the WARP program. During his time in Lewiston he created a large sculptural project with scorched wooden timbers arranged in a semi-circle, in addition to several “wrapped” boulders with burlap and rope throughout the park. The projects created by Ryan and the other WARP student-artists will remain on-view through to Fall 2015 and possibly beyond. Reflecting on his work at the closing, Ryan remarked that the project was “the best thing [he’s] ever made”.

Founded in 1974 in honour of Robert Smithson, Artpark is a 150-acre parkland which features year-round arts programming. The WARP program was initiated in 2015, allowing 5 MFA candidates from Yale, SUNY Buffalo, Virginia Commonwealth University, OCAD University, and RISD to take part in an immersive 3-week residency where the student-artists lived in the community and created public projects on the Artpark grounds. This was a fully-funded program, with room/board, transportation, materials, artist assistant/technician support fully covered.

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Together, by Jihee Min, a participatory mural installation created for CreativeTO
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by Jody Hewgill
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Auctioneer Stephen Ranger, photo by Martin Iskander
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artpark
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 4:00am

Ryan Pechnick (MFA '16) was selected as the representative for OCAD U at the WARP program. During his time in Lewiston he created a large sculptural project with scorched wooden timbers arranged in a semi-circle, in addition to several “wrapped” boulders with burlap and rope throughout the park. The projects created by Ryan and the other WARP student-artists will remain on-view through to Fall 2015 and possibly beyond. Reflecting on his work at the closing, Ryan remarked that the project was “the best thing [he’s] ever made”.

Founded in 1974 in honour of Robert Smithson, Artpark is a 150-acre parkland which features year-round arts programming. The WARP program was initiated in 2015, allowing 5 MFA candidates from Yale, SUNY Buffalo, Virginia Commonwealth University, OCAD University, and RISD to take part in an immersive 3-week residency where the student-artists lived in the community and created public projects on the Artpark grounds. This was a fully-funded program, with room/board, transportation, materials, artist assistant/technician support fully covered.