Autodadamatica features 85 sketchbooks on display that represent 6 years (2012-present) of conceptual
Dada and a multitude of surrealist studies that inform and build upon each other. They are an
exploration of Allyn Slack’s curiosity of speed within his body of work, and are intended to help further a
personal journey of “automatic drawing.”
In the years since embarking on these studies, Slack has developed a unique visual language through an
intuitive steam-of-consciousness creative method by embracing his eclectic influences. Inspired by
biological mechanisms, physics, science fiction, jazz, rap and comics, his improvisational-based work
challenges logic by juxtaposing objective and non-objective sequence narratives.
In addition to this collection of sketchbooks, Slack will present a new series of paintings which explore
his irrational fear of quantum travel.
Friday, August 2 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, Longfellow Concourse Gallery
225 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701
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