Ryan Singer | Childhood Mythologies

March 29, 2019 - May 25, 2019



Albuquerque artist Ryan Singer unveils a solo exhibition of acrylic paintings of Navajo Nation landscapes populated by cultural icons. The artist’s vivid imagery showcases original narratives inspired by dreams and childhood memories while interweaving subtle socio-political commentary.


My older sister was really into sci-fi. If she wanted to see a movie, she had to drag me along,” says Albuquerque painter Ryan Singer. “I remember watching Star Wars, Godzilla, and old black-and-white movies like Frankenstein or The Mummy.” Pretty soon, the iconic beasts had traveled from the silver screen into the artist’s psyche—plaguing Singer with vivid nightmares of monsters standing outside his bedroom window or chasing him through his neighborhood. Years later, the artist still has intense dreams, but they’re a welcomed occurrence. “It keeps my mind focused,” Singer explains. “It feels like there’s a spirit or muse guiding me and influencing me."


Opening Reception: Friday, March 29, 5-7 pm


Artist Talk: Saturday, March 30, 2-3 pm


Closing Reception: Friday, May 24, 5-7 pm


Artwork in the Exhibition

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Inter-Dimensional Gambling
30in x 40in

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(De)Colonized Ewok
30in x 40in

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8-Bit Rug
24in x 30in

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15 Eyes
11in x 14in

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As Adults, We're Still Children
20in x 20in

Ryan Singer
Behind the Scenes (Mos Eisley)
24in x 30in

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Binary Worlds 2
30in x 40in

Ryan Singer
Ice Cream Sprinkles Outside the Palace
16in x 20in

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Magic Moments
16in x 20in

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Now Hiring
20in x 24in

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Sand People Sand Painting
30in x 40in

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Scorched Earth Policy
24in x 30in

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Simon Says...
16in x 20in

Ryan Singer
Mastodon
6.5in x 9.25in