( Fri., Feb. 22, 2013 - Mon., Jun. 17, 2013 )
Contemporary Art Museum (CAM Raleigh), 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
A major exhibition of artworks by Ryan Travis Christian entitled Well, Here We Aren't Again. For his first museum exhibition, Christian will spend three weeks in CAM Raleigh’s Independent Gallery creating a 26-foot long large-scale wall drawing. Visitors are welcome to watch his unique process of drawing during museum hours. Ryan Travis Christian is a Chicago-area artist who works primarily with graphite and ink. His images are constructed using abstract elements, comic utilities, and old fashion cartoon iconography.
Ryan Travis Christian’s drawings, though not literally animated, are full of motion, explosions, eye-bulges, jazz hands, frenetic patterns and formal gymnastics worthy of a Futurist’s kaleidoscopic vision of a speeding, pulsating humanity. Like the Futurists and the Cubists before him, Christian is concerned with picturing time and space as fractured and multi-dimensional—characters bounce back to life no matter how absurd the violence.
Friday, February 22 - Artist recepetion from 6:00-9:00 PM.
Saturday, February 23 @ 2:00 PM - Meet Ryan Travis Christian and join him for an informal gallery talk. Free with museum admission.
$5, children < 10 free.