Thursday, August 6, 2009



I have a couple of drawings in this show at Headquarters Gallery and Boutique. I'm sad I won't be here for the vernissage. Go check it out on the 22nd of August!
Poor Traits
Portraiture like you've never seen before

Featuring the works of well over twenty emerging and established artists, “Poor Traits” is a playful group show in which each participant was asked to submit a portrait of whomever, or whatever they chose. The only criteria being anything from the shoulders up, and each on a 12x12” pre-prepared panel.

Significantly, this project in its massive accumulation of images, focuses not on the individual visage (by giving each its ‘personal space’), but instead, like a mob of people hung in a salon-styled cluster of panels, these works challenge the viewer to confront the installation as a whole. Only with a little time and patience do the individual faces emerge to tell their tales, till the next character begs for attention. Thus the multifaceted story unfolds as one gets the picture of a of very talented pile of artists having fun. Perhaps somehow reminiscent of a crowd filled nightmare, we assure you, this show will undoubtedly be far, far away from a bad dream. Bring your blankey just in case.

Aya Kakeda
Mimi Traillette
Fabesko
Maryanna Hardy
Eric Braun
Rupert Bottenberg
Jen Storey
Fred Casia
Yana Gorbulsky (Supayana)
Elaine Ho (Roadkill)
Angie Johnson (Norwegian Wood)
Raphaelle bard
Tyler Rauman
Fred Caron
Fiveeight
Bfour
Omen
Richard Rossetto
Stephen Schellenberger
Tyson Bodnarchuk
James Kerr
Jason Botkin
Billy Mavreas
Mike Giles (Furni)
Judy Lawrence (Miju)
Carol Caron

Poor Traits
Opening night Saturday, August 22, 2009
6-11 pm
Music by DJ Garry "Hero" Vickers
Exhibit runs until September 30, 2009

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