May 21-June 13, 2010Opening Reception
Ryan Heshka was born in Manitoba, Canada in 1970, and grew up in Winnipeg. Fueled by long prairie winters, he spent a lot of his childhood drawing, building cardboard cities and making super 8 films. Early influences that persist to this day include antiquated comics and pulp magazines, natural history and music, movies and animation that are unintentionally creepy. Formally trained in interior design, he is self-taught as an artist. In addition to gallery shows, he is currently working on several picture book projects for children as well as adults. He lives in Vancouver, B.C., Canada with his fiancee Marinda.
This is Ryan's first exhibit at Rotofugi Gallery.
This exhibit is curated by BLAB! magazine.
BLAB! is an annual anthology of visual art produced by Chicago-based graphic designer and art director Monte Beauchamp. From its beginnings as a self-published one-shot fanzine conceived over twenty-three years ago, BLAB! has evolved into a highly regarded venue for contemporary artists working in sequential and comic art, graphic design, illustration, painting and printmaking. Bill North, Senior Curator, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS