Ryan Mis presents the Lost World at 464
BY: Metro Source Staff | September 26, 2013
The 464 Gallery presents The Lost World, a solo exhibition from local artist Ryan Mis from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. This exhibition hosts a collection of illustrations that bring prehistoric creatures back to life.
Step back in time and imagine a world before humankind. Mis does just this with his most recent collection of illustrations. The detail is impeccable, bringing a reality to these prehistoric wonders few could experience elsewhere. The careful line work and gentle stippling resonate Misí devotion to his subjects. The level of intricacy in the pencil drawings shows a patience not found in most illustrative works seen today.
The Lost World is not just an average art show. Mis makes it his mission to educate his audience as well as artistically inspire them. Each prehistoric creature is presented with their scientific name, period and accurate weight and size measurements. Also featured in the collection is a 75-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth as well as a scale illustration of a Utah Raptor so viewers can see first hand what it would be like to walk with prehistoric giants. Opening reception will also host a performance by Misí progressive metal band Itís a Dinosaur!, as well as a variety of live local acts. Snacks and beverages will be provided in addition to The Whole Hog Truck.
Mis was born and raised in North Tonawanda. He earned his associates degree in fine arts from Niagara County Community College and his BFA in illustration with a minor in photography and design from Daemen College.
Mis works as a designer at Minuteman Press in Williamsville and also has educating experience in art, teaching a class at CEPA Gallery of Buffalo, as well as being the fine arts coordinator through Just For Kids! and after school programs at several local elementary schools. Mis is also an active participant the Buffalo art community and a resident artist at 464 Gallery.