Ryan Danny Owen | NOCTURNE!

WHEN: October 22 – November 2, 2018

Reception: October 25, 2018 6 pm – 8 pm, Main Mall at the Alberta College of Art and Design

WHERE: Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG), Main Space

NOCTURNE! is an exploration of cruising as well as an intimate portrait of the absent queer body. Using wood, found pornographic material, and abstraction as an invitation to encounter. Soaked within a kind of pitch black, those men exploring the dark with a desire to encounter another, the duality of pleasure and panic; sex and death; the bodies of men at the edge of disappearing. A looming intimidating form there is nervousness in approaching but a desire to encounter. Arouse and beware.

Ryan Danny Owen is an artist and writer based in Calgary, Alberta. His work responds to questions of queer identity, loss, desire, and emotion. Through the use of various media, including music, found photographs, sculpture, and pornography, Owen examines his body existing within the context of queer genealogy and challenges the idea of coming after.
Monday, October 22, 2018 to Friday, November 2, 2018
Marion Nicoll Gallery, Main Space