One of our featured artists for //THE ANNUAL// is Ryan Louis:
I am a Toronto based visual artist who creates contemporary mixed-media and photographic images. I enjoy making photographic images whereby something is always constructed or staged in the image prior to the photo being taken and not digitally altered. My work is playful in nature and addresses nostalgia and the familiar. I am interested in creating open-ended stories while questioning the meaning of looking often by way of juxtaposing and re-contextualizing subject matter.
//THE ANNUAL// is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual independent contemporary art event, offering an open and fertile ground for engaging and emerging practices. Over the course of four days, //THE ANNUAL// brings together artists, curators, and collectives to present new work and site-specific installations.