Ryan Danny Owen – Nocturne! (Reception)

October 25, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MNG Main Space
Address: Alberta University of the Arts, Main Mall, 1407 14 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4R3, Canada

The MNG Main Space Presents:
Ryan Danny Owen – NOCTURNE!

Exhibition Runs: October 22 – November 2, 2018
Reception: Thursday, October 25, 2018 6 pm – 8 pm
Main Mall at the Alberta College of Art + Design

Join us Thursday, October 25th in the ACAD Main Mall for the opening reception from 6 – 8 pm!

Artist’s Statement & Bio:

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.