The Ego and the Ed | Ryan Sluggett
Photo Credit: "Dart Balloon" by Ryan Sluggett
"The Ego and the Ed" by alum Ryan Sluggett is an exhibition featuring new paintings, works on paper and Sluggett’s latest animation titled Ed Terrestrial, a 25 minute video installation, several years in the making.
The new paintings are exuberant in every way. Each painting and drawing depicts a menagerie of objects and/or figures that are rendered in impastoed oil that is cut through by tooled, incisive and assured lines. The stamp-like gesture of the iconic drawing is a nod towards a resultant gestalt and sets the tone of each expansive work. They are full of humour, tragedy and social commentary declaring both dramatic movement and inertness simultaneously, all the while mashing up the normative manners of viewing the world.
Opening Reception: Friday, September 10, 2021
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Artist in Attendance - Remarks at 5:30 p.m.