Ryan Humphrey: Fast Forward
Friday, June 17th
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
1650 Harrison Street
Hollywood, FL 33020
"New-York-based contemporary artist Ryan Humphrey incorporates BMX bikes in dynamic 2- and 3-dimensional works. Fast Forward features a large-scale, floor-to-ceiling installation in which BMX bikes are attached to the gallery walls. The installation includes a massive wrap-around rug, a collection of bike-inspired paintings and mixed-media pieces, and three interpretations of Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel (1913) set against BMX bike ramps. An interactive activity area is also a part of the exhibition. The show runs from June 18th – August 14th, 2011
Fast Forward was included in the Queens International 4 exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art and in the group show Bicycle: people + ideas in motion at the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. Humphrey will attend the opening reception with BMX pioneer and special guest Dizz Hicks."
BMX Opening Extravaganza featuring Dizz Hicks
Saturday, June 18th
"This special event features BMX trick riding demos and other activities with Ryan Humphrey and BMX pioneer Dizz Hicks. The pair will perform live demos and conduct Q&A sessions inside the main gallery, accompanied by live music. Florida Old School BMX Faction, a local group of bike enthusiasts, will host an outdoor presentation featuring a display of vintage bikes and screening of the BMX documentary Joe Kid on a Stingray. They’ll construct a custom Hoffman Bikes “Loyalty” model, valued at approximately $1,000, which will be given away in a free random drawing at the end of the event (must be present to win)."