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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE\ \ Ethan Nathan\ Rituals of Release\ \ Lane Meyer Projects is proud to present Rituals of Release, a solo exhibition by Denver-based artist E. Garrett Bryant. Featuring three sculptural assemblages that double as fully functional fountains, familiar domestic objects take on garish and provocative hues. Pumping effervescent liquid throughout the run of the exhibition, utility is brazenly thwarted to make space for curiosity, criticality, and pleasure.\ \ Imagined and assembled as hybrid bodies, the resultant trinity of sculptural fountains works to represent personal sites of erotic discovery and trauma. Using everyday objects to cloud material signification, Bryant aims to create new identity formations and sculptural bodies that have previously remained voiceless. Poised to give or receive, these constructed entities bear the violent marks of their maker; jagged porcelain edges, kinked metal bonnets, and snipped metal mesh alike tilt their chins upwards into an endless bubbling stream.\ \ In his Denver debut, E. Garrett Bryant uses the artist nom de plume Ethan Nathan, working across media, layering video, performance, digital fabrication, and sculpture, to construct new bodies that queer the gender binary via nonnormative material assemblages. Embedded in or accompanying each found material sculpture is a screen playing video composed of found and performed footage. Embedded in each work is a deeply personal narrative surrounding the artist’s sexual history. In Rituals of Release, Ethan Nathan’s monstrous fountains eternally spring, seeping into the bedrock of eros, searching for satisfaction where it has previously been deemed forbidden.\ \ \ About Ethan Nathan \ ​​E. Garrett Bryant’s brash performances and objects intertwine stereotypical elements of hyper-masculinity with his gender nonconforming interests to create a complex tapestry of identity. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Bryant’s performances, sculptures, and videos reflect his upbring

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