Monday, December 11, 2006

Ottawa Oct. 2006

october 20 2006 7-10pm
An Evening with David Cation & Friends
La Petite Mort Gallery . Ottawa Canada David Cation - Untitled
60 " x 72" acrylic on canvas 2005-06
David Cation's new paintings are inspired by or include quotations from stories Catcher in The Rye (Salinger) and Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses. They are large colourful paintings of which include painted words, human shadows and shooting range targets. They elude to David's mysterious and checkered past - references to hospital wards, prisons, handguns and drugs are interwoven with written appeals of a spiritual nature. Directions for praying, butterflies and angels. Painted in his large format attack style canvas's these new works are deeply personal and many different messages are written into each work.
My 14 year old son Brooks Cation will provide musical accompianment throughout the evening which also features readings of poetry from rob mclennan new work from his book aubade (Broken Jaw Press). Nichole McGillwill take the stage in the evening to read exerpt's from her 13 Cautionary Tales along with other poetry and prose, others TBA.There will be paintings and prints for sale by David Cation, and books by rob mclennan including aubade which feature's Cations work on the cover and books by Nichole McGill will also be for sale. People will have a chance to watch "Deprecation", a documentary filmed during Cation's residence and exhibitions in Belfast in 2002, (Northern Visions TV, Northern Ireland). The film is written and directed by Belfast artist Aaron Dickson.


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