Iris Rylander

Contracommon

Multidisciplinary artist
allegory.handmade@gmail.com
Iris Rylander

Iris

Rylander

Contracommon

Calla Lily

2020, Linoleum print on Legion Stonehenge paper, 24 x 18 in

$
200

Iris

Rylander

Contracommon

Patchwork Proper

2020, Linoleum print, on legion Stonehenge paper, 24 x 18 in

$
200

Iris

Rylander

Contracommon

Secret Love

2020, Linoleum print, on Legion Stonehenge paper, 12 x 9 in

$
65

Iris

Rylander

Contracommon

Journey of a Generic Woman

2020, Linoleum print, on Legion Stonehenge paper, 12 x 9 in

$
65

Iris

Rylander

Contracommon

Child

2020, Linoleum print on Legion Stonehenge paper, 12 x 9 in

$
65

Iris

Rylander

Contracommon

Cherry Blossom

2020, Linoleum print on Legion Stonehenge paper, 5 x 7 in

$
30
Instagram Live Demo with Audience Collaboration
Nov 21
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Join @allegory.handmade for a collaborative experience in making a handmade custom print. We will have some fun Austin and art related trivia, discussions of how we connect through shared experiences, and opportunities to direct the creation of a print in real time.

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Studio tour

Check out my little haven at Contracommon by visiting contracommon.org/iris

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Artist Talk

Stop by contracommon.org/iris to learn more about my latest work on display now at Contracommon.

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Iris Rylander / Allegory Handmade - Studio Tour

A tour of Iris Rylander's studio at Contracommon.

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Iris Rylander / Allegory Handmade - Artist Talk

A quick artist talk with Contracommon member, Iris Rylander.

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Iris Rylander

About the Artist

Iris Rylander is a Texas artist, born in Dallas and based in Austin. She draws inspiration from the line work of tattoo artists, pen and ink drawings, and Albrecht Durer. She believes the placement of a single line can define or destroy her work and is fascinated with the control and attention to detail that these works require. Iris often portrays elements of nature in her work, whether she's working with oils, watercolor, fiber, pen and ink, or printmaking. Iris graduated with a BFA from Texas State University. She has since worked under several local artists based in Austin and is now focusing on her latest project, a series of linoleum prints, under the name Allegory Handmade. She is part of Contracommon, a nonprofit arts organization that supports emerging artists. Iris most recently showed in a group window exhibition called Re/Flex II at Contracommon.

Artist Statement

Allegory Handmade is a series of linoleum prints that depict images saturated in symbolism to incite a personal connection to the work. I use Floriography and other symbols to create narratives that represent my personal experiences, but also common human experiences in an attempt to connect with people during a time that physical distancing has created social and emotional distance. These prints are composed of a repeated tessellation in which different images fit. This allows me to reconstruct new compositions, creating new narratives.