Synopses & Reviews
The beautiful and delicate world of airbrushed hosers.
Seth Scrivers work is filled with lumpy men and women plucked from rural Canada—thick mustaches, plaid shirts, and winter caps exchanging non sequiturs and one-liners. Airbrushed Garfields, packs of wild dogs, flocks of birds, and more packs of wild dogs race through Scrivers paintings and drawings. Part of a crew of Canadian doodlers—like-minded folks such as Marc Bell (Hot Potatoe, The Stacks), Peter Thompson (Lucky Ello), Amy Lockhart (Amethyst Tinlegs), and Keith Jones (Bacter-Area)—Scriver exemplifies a modern cartoon-painting aesthetic, a type of fantasy world created through a stream-of-consciousness drawing style. The drawings in Stooge Pile present a palpable view of a hectic world in which cartoon bears and hunters engage in slapstick adventures.
About the Author
Seth Scriver, born and raised in Toronto, has exhibited widely nationally and internationally.He attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and received an interdisciplinary bachelor of fine arts.