October 24, 2018

Art Toronto – Ryan Sluggett: Industry of Contrast – Solo Booth S9

TrépanierBaer is pleased to premiere a new body of work by Ryan Sluggett at Art Toronto 2018, Solo Booth S9!

The exhibition is titled Industry of Contrast. Throughout Ryan Sluggett’s more than fifteen-year production, refined formal strategies have been constantly measured against sharp social commentaries to create transportive paintings. The nuts and bolts of painting have been used, and twisted in the service of a critique and caricature of our decadent and materialistic times.

The artist’s latest series of paintings consist of enamel on steel that are not hung but rather suspended on low-profile magnets. The paintings hover rigidly a few inches from the wall, giving them the appearance of being light-weight, and floating; they are in fact the opposite, substantial and heavy, underscoring the pleasure the artist takes in visual contradiction.

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Art Toronto 2018
October 25 – 29, 2018
Gala Opening: Thursday, October 25, 2018
For more information about Art Toronto 2018, please click here.

Image Credit:

Ryan Sluggett
The Search For Internet Health,2018
Enamel and oil on steel, with magnets
60″ x 40/ ”152.4 cm x 101.6 cm