Thursday, May 05, 2005

2 x SETH

Guelph cartoonist featured in two exhibits
1. AGO -Art Gallery of Ontario
Swing Space: Present Tense 31
June 29 to October 16, 2005
Contemporary art in unexpected places
"This exhibition looks at the work of renowned Canadian comic artist Seth, and the 20th century urban vernacular that energizes his work. Featured will be three extended narrative sequences from Clyde Fans, the artist’s ongoing story, and miniature buildings from a fictional northern Ontario town that appears in the work."

On Thursday, June 30, 2005, 7 pm AGO curator Ben Portis will interview Seth about his work.Free with gallery admission.


2. Confederation Centre Art Gallery

Charlottetown, PEI
May 20-Sept 18, 2005
Seth: Bannock, Beans and Black Tea
"the exhibition presents the working drawings, proofs, letters and original art works from innovative graphic novelist and comic artist Seth’s most recent publication Bannock, Beans and Black Tea. Ten years in the making, the book is a retelling of his father John Gallant’s memories of childhood on Prince Edward Island during the Great Depression. It features Seth’s signature graphic style and continues the artist’s deep fascination with depression-era Canada and the lives of marginal figures. Seth and his father, John Gallant, received a PEI Museum Heritage Award in 2005 for the book.
Seth is considered one of the great cartoonists of the past decade, having published extensively with Drawn & Quarterly. He is best known for his series Palookaville, which has been published in graphic novel format as It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken and Clyde Fans: Book One. He also has collaborated with the CBC’s Stuart McLean, designing the book, stage show and CD for Vinyl Café Diaries. Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario, and John Gallant lives on Prince Edward Island."

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