Jill Nathanson in conversation with A.V. Ryan at Berry Campbell Gallery, June 28, 2018
Review in Newark's Brick City Live
"A.V. Ryan's Gravitas series of sculptures provides a respite from the busy quality of Powell and Levi's work, but are no less effective in eliciting a strong emotional response. These elegant forms, set atop pedestals, draw upon long-standing traditions of sculpture with allusions to the body and draperies. Approximating the sensual Modernist figures of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, upon closer inspection these bodies melt into deflated abstraction. This push-pull of absence and presence is haunting and seductive."
-- Jeanne Brasile, Brick City Live (3/24/15)