Kathleen Ryan: Daisy Chain


Published by Karma, Daisy Chain is a 104-page hardcover catalogue that celebrates the work of NYC-based artist (and CH favorite) Kathleen Ryan’s Bad Fruit series, for which she embraces decorative crafts from the past along with nature, humor and irony. Ryan’s large-scale sculptures of bejeweled but decaying cherries, lemons, peaches and grapes (and even jack-o-lanterns) are at once beautiful and monstrous, and play with ideas about value. Along with compelling imagery, the monograph includes essays by Bob Nickas, Shannon Mattern and Heather Davis.