In April of 2011 I had a solo show, Uncategorized, open at Ironton Gallery in Denver. Ironton is well known in the Denver area for presenting experimental work and this installation was chosen by a jury of Ironton Studio artists as one of only 5 non-member artists invited to show in their space each year. Art critic Kyle MacMillan had this to say about the show in the the Denver Post:
“In his tech-driven, boundary-blurring art, Bryan Leister creates hermetic, contemplative worlds which draw inspiration from nature yet, ironically, are manufactured and artificial.
In “Uncategorized,” an exhibition at the Ironton Gallery, 3636 Chestnut Place, the highly accomplished illustrator- turned-artist explores a range of imaging technologies.
In the most attention-grabbing of the seven offerings, “intervention ,” he uses video- game technology to create an interactive work in which a pair of pincers, hovering above a kind of petri dish, shift according to the movements of viewers in front of it.”
The artificially natural art of Bryan Leister blurs borders
Denver Post, April 22, 2011
For the exhibition, which consisted of an installation covering the entire gallery I showed a collection of work including in transit, the exolith series of prints and a new interactive work called intervention.