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Lenakaeia #1

Unique series of 20, 2017
Oil, enamel, cold wax, acrylic, aluminum, insulation foam, vinyl, paper, canvas, archival frame sealing tape on archival pigment print

Signed directly on the print by the artist

22.00 x 16.50 in
55.88 x 41.91 cm

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About the Work

Ryan Wallace ignites activity from absence. His projects are realized through continuous cycles of creation, destruction, flattening, and reconstructing. Wallace's work is self-sustaining, self-perpetuating, and self-determined in a way that cultivates organic development. In his recent paintings, Wallace takes inspiration from light refractions cast upon architectural interiors emanating from shimmering elements of his floor installations. These fleeting shapes are cut and rendered into controlled compositions, memorializing an unexpected byproduct of a previous artwork. In these works, the ephemeral becomes tangible while finding purpose as yet another element in the continuous mapping of Wallace’s terrain. Exhibition A is proud to present Lenakaeia, a series of 20 unique works on archival pigment print, which emphasize the integrality of interdisciplinary media to Wallace's painting practice. Utilizing our digital print as his base, Wallace reworked the two-dimensional pieces to reflect his characteristic materiality. Summoned from a process of simultaneous and continual removal and creation, as in his paintings, shapes were cut from the paper and replaced with contrasting materials from his studio. His painting materials have been seamed into the edition, creating a variety of surface sheen and textured impasto across the picture plane.

Artist Biography

Ryan Wallace is currently in a two-person show with John Riepenhoff at the Elaine de Kooning House (East Hampton) and the group show, Brass Tacks, at Anat Ebgi Gallery (Los Angeles). He will open a show with Rosy Keyser, curated by Jaime DeSimone, at the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA (Portland) in January 2018. Selected solo exhibitions include Romer Young Gallery (San Francisco), Susan Inglett Gallery (New York), 56 Henry (New York), Cooper Cole (Toronto). Recent group exhibitions include, Marjorie Barrick Museum, University of Nevada (Las Vegas), Christian Larsen (Stockholm) and Rachel Uffner Gallery (New York). He has appeared in ArtForum, Art in America, New York Magazine, Blouin Modern Painters, San Francisco Chronicle, Cultured Magazine, Artinfo, Hunted Projects, Deep Color, and Time Out New York. Wallace is in the permanent collection of Museum of Modern Art (New York), Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco), US Department of the Treasury (Washington DC), Watermill Center (Watermill, NY), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Harvard Business School (Cambridge, MA), RISD Museum (Providence), Marjorie Barick Museum of Art at University of Las Vegas and Progressive (Cleveland). Ryan Wallace co-owns and operates Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton. He was born in 1977 (New York, NY) and currently lives and works between Brooklyn and East Hampton, NY.

Authentication & Resale

This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by the artist. 

Be sure to keep your Certificate of Authenticity (COA) in a safe place. We are unable to replace or reissue COAs.


Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.

All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.

Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.

We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.

Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.

Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.

Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.

Shippings & Returns

Unframed work ships within 5 business days of your order. Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Please allow 2-4 weeks for framing and delivery. Need it faster? Expedited options may be available by emailing All work ships from the US. International customers are responsible for any customs, duty, or VAT charges. 

If you change your mind after placing your order, please email us at within 24 hours. We will not be able to accommodate cancellations for framed orders after that time period (as your frame will have been ordered and cut within that time period). We may not be able to accommodate your request to cancel your order for an unframed work after 24 hours if it has been packaged and processed by our fulfillment center. 

We are unable to accept returns on custom framed artwork. Our general policy is that we do not accept returns. If your print arrives damaged or does not meet your expectations, you may be eligible for a replacement or return. Any issues must be reported within 5 business days of receipt by emailing