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Doug Blanchard, Almost Numb

Riviera Gallery
103 Metropolitan Avenue, corner of Wythe, 718-599-5589
September 19 - September 30, 2008
Reception: Friday, September 19, 7 - 10 PM
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Curated by Tatiana Arocha.

Doug Blanchard’s sketchbooks are eclectic assemblages of line art, photography, writing, printed ephemera, advertising imagery and the occasional airline barf bag. On one level the books are an ongoing record of the physical and social environment in which he lives and travels, but more importantly to the artist they are deeply introspective journals written in a personal visual language: found and created imagery from a wide range of interests including Shakespeare, defunct sports teams, suburban sprawl, funny diseases, Proust, body fluids, early 60’s Studebaker products, noncommittal Buddhism and hot women with bad habits.

Never intended as public art, his art is only now being shared with a larger audienceĆ¢??a body of work spanning 20 years and comprised of approximately 800 scans.
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