Ryan Oskin investigates natural and constructed spaces through photography, sculpture, and installation. He has had solo exhibitions at the Rubber Factory (NYC) and the Java Project (BK). In addition, his work has been shown throughout the United States at Aperture Foundation (NYC), LVL3 (CHI), Press Street (NOLA), Newspace Center for Photography (PDX), and underneath the 6th Street Viaduct (LA). He graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Photography in 2012. He currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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April 8 - May 11, 2017

Rubber Factory is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Ryan Oskin.

In the project Subdivision, Oskin utilizes architectural renderings – found posted in the public space enclosing worksites throughout New York – to create new blueprints for each site. These blueprints are made into vinyl prints that interrupt and create new spaces within the gallery. The translation of buildings from a two-dimensional surface to a physical entity by architects is mirrored in Oskin’s practice.

Blueprints, also known as cyanotypes, were the primary source of reproduction for architectural plans until the 1940’s. For developers, the blueprint is a technical drawing used in conjunction with models to visualize new projects. Today, the idealized digital renderings used to convey to the public the positive effects of these developments appear fraught with the anxieties of daily life. Instances of nature, the city, and it’s inhabitants can appear both unrealistic or hyperreal. By reverting these fabrications to their historical forms, these determined spaces become suspended between the fictions and realities of our immediate future.

Installation Shots


March 2019, Tique
May 2017, Baxter Street Camera Club
March 2017, LVL3
August 2016, Artforum
July 2016, aperture

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