Stride Gallery Art Auction Fundraiser Nov 17

Ryan Danny Owen

Rubbing (Outlaw)

2018, Erased found pornographic material (1983)

Estimated Market Value $270

Ryan Danny Owen is a visual artist, writer, and curator based in Calgary, Alberta. He received his BFA in drawing from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2017. His work responds to questions of 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. Questioning the role of the biography, he brings forward a discussion on sexuality, personal history, love, and loss.  His work is an act of cruising through a queer time and enacts a radical potential to deny the end of a timeline and curve it into a circle. His curatorial project, Mirrors and Windows, examines the role of queer genealogy in the forming identity as well as a challenge of the idea of coming after as it pertains the AIDS crisis and intergenerational queer history. Their work has been presented across Canada including at Toronto artscape Gibraltar point, IKG LIVE 2 and was included as a performing artist in the Biennial M:ST.