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Ryan Sluggett

Apples and Oranges (Working Title) (2013)

Ground floor, on the south wall of the Harry Rosen Lounge adjacent to the Grand Hall.

Ryan Sluggett

fabric dye, acrylic and oil on fabric
96" x 288" framed

Similar works in Ryan Sluggett: Instabilities
TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary
(12 September - 12 October 2013)

Commissioned for the Richard Ivey Building by Richard W. Ivey

The enormous three-aneled work, commissioned specifically for the Richard Ivey Building at the Ivey Business School, reverberates with movement as a result of the interwoven linear elements as well as the gradual yet forceful opposition of colour. At the centre of the work the two opposing forces come to a head. The work presents a playful depiction with an intrinsically cartoon-like nature yet simultaneously makes reference to traditional still life through the incorporation of carefully arranged fruits (fittingly the apples and oranges from which the work derives its title).

Exhibition Information

The Instabilities exhibition presents a number of works similar to Apples and Oranges (Working Title), which was specifically commissioned for the Richard Ivey Building. A catalogue of Instabilities is available and includes an essay by Alexander Nagel. 


Ryan Sluggett was born 1981 in Calgary, Alberta. He received his BFA in Painting at the Alberta College of Art + Design in 1999, and his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008. He has shown his work throughout Canada, including solo shows at the Khyber Institute, Halifax, YYZ Gallery, Toronto and group shows at the Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, and the Montreal Biennale in 2007. He was included in the group exhibition 2012 Hammer Biennial, Made in LA. He is included in numerous collections including the Booth Collection at the University of Chicago, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, and the Rubell Collection, Florida.

Biography courtesy of TrépanierBaer Gallery

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