As a complement to the documentary of the same title screening in this year’s Mavericks section, this exhibition highlights the work of the legendary illustrator, whose distinctively grotesque drawings — most famously for the books of Hunter S. Thompson — have placed him in the exalted cartooning company of Saul Steinberg and Robert Crumb.

Future Projections

Ralph Steadman For No Good Reason

"I just wanted to be taken seriously as an artist who was doing serious cartoons." -Ralph Steadman

In For No Good Reason, a documentary in the Festival's Mavericks section this year, we spend considerable time with Ralph Steadman. First coming to prominence as an illustrator for Hunter S. Thompson, Steadman pushed the boundaries of cartoons for more than four decades, with a range that makes him comparable to Saul Steinberg, Robert Crumb, and few others. This exhibit treats us to a sampling of his work, from his famous ink-on-paper drawings (including multiple caricatures of Thompson) through to his lesser-known photographs. Steadman's love of Picasso is expressed in a triptych called Gonzo Guernica, while Paranoids, a series of Polaroid portraits, displays his habit for testing the limits of distortion. Typically, Steadman's creations have been shrunk to fit paperbacks and magazines. This is a rare chance to experience them on a grander scale. THOM POWERS Presented at CIBC Canadian Film Gallery, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West. Runs daily, September 5-15.

Screenings

Thu Sep 05

CIBC Canadian Film Gallery

Regular
12:00pm
Fri Sep 06

CIBC Canadian Film Gallery

Regular
12:00pm
Sat Sep 07

CIBC Canadian Film Gallery

Regular
12:00pm
Sun Sep 08

CIBC Canadian Film Gallery

Regular
12:00pm
Mon Sep 09

CIBC Canadian Film Gallery

Regular
12:00pm
Tue Sep 10

CIBC Canadian Film Gallery

Regular
12:00pm
Wed Sep 11

CIBC Canadian Film Gallery

Regular
12:00pm
Thu Sep 12

CIBC Canadian Film Gallery

Regular
12:00pm
Fri Sep 13

CIBC Canadian Film Gallery

Regular
12:00pm
Sat Sep 14

CIBC Canadian Film Gallery

Regular
12:00pm
Sun Sep 15

CIBC Canadian Film Gallery

Regular
12:00pm