Ryan Humphrey: Fast Forward
Ryan Humphrey: Fast Forward is funded in part by a Cultural Tourism Program grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.
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.
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, 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:
Ryan Humphrey: Fast Forward is supported in part by the Green Room and Radioactive Records.