Visual Arts

Ryan Humphrey: Fast Forward

June 18 – Aug. 14, 2011
Opening Reception: Fri., June 17, 6-9 pm

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.

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
Sat., June 18, 12-4 pm

Gallery hours: 10 am-5 pm
Special event: noon-4 pm

In the gallery

Trick-riding demos and Q&A sessions with artist Ryan Humphrey and BMX pioneer Dizz Hicks – every hour from noon to 4 – accompanied by a DJ.

View three contemporary exhibitions by Ryan Humphrey (Fast Forward), Ed Templeton (The Seconds Pass) and Michael O’Brien (Impact Zone).


The Florida Old School BMX Faction presents:

  • A display of a dozen vintage BMX bikes dating from 1976 to the present day.
  • A continuous looped screening of the classic BMX documentary Joe Kid on a Stingray, directed by Mark Eaton.
  • 1:30-2:30 pm: Day-build of a custom Hoffman Bicycles “Loyalty” BMX frame and fork. Includes a guided “how-to” tutorial on the assembly of a modern BMX bike.
  • 2:30-3 pm: Q&A with BMX Faction
  • 3:15-3:45 pm: Demos by local riders performing basic BMX ground tricks.
  • 4 pm: Free random drawing of a Hoffman Bicycles “Loyalty” model built on site, equipped with custom components. Approximate value: $1,000. Must be present to win.

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Ryan Humphrey Brochure

Ryan Humphrey, Dizz Hicks, Ed Pollio, and Shane Rossi perform a BMX demonstration at the opening reception:

Ryan Humphrey and Dizz Hicks discuss Humphrey’s BMX exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art:

Green Room

Radioactive Records

Ryan Humphrey: Fast Forward is supported in part by the Green Room and Radioactive Records.

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding Logos: State of Florida, Broward County, City of Hollywood

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.