Due to unforeseen difficulties, Ryan Sluggett’s Nickle at Noon talk has been cancelled. Please join us November 18 for our next talk with Dr. Robert Weir.
Ryan Sluggett has been developing animated video installations in tandem with his painting practice for the past 15 years. In this talk Sluggett will show excerpts and discuss his time-based work, as well as the work of other animators and artists he admires. Topics he will touch on include: trompe-l’oeil classical animation, labour conditions in animation history, animations that ridicule other animations, stretch and squash capitalism, performative stop-motion, the preponderance of consumer grade 3-d software, and the rise of so-called bedroom animation.
Ryan Sluggett has a BFA in Painting from the Alberta University of the Arts (1999) as well as an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles (2008). His work has been widely shown in Canada and internationally. Significant exhibitions include solo shows at the Khyber Institute in Halifax, the YYZ Gallery in Toronto and group shows at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver and the Montreal Biennale in 2007. His work was included in the 2012 Hammer Biennial, Made in LA, and is featured in numerous collections including the the University of Chicago, the Hammer Museum, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Glenbow, and the Rubell Collection in Florida.