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Gabe Flores

Gwenn Seemel
Curator of this show (Gabe Flores)
2006
acrylic on canvas
24 x 18 inches

When I saw the artist call for Boredom: I Learned it by Watching You, I was appalled. A group show about boredom? It had to be commentary on the state of contemporary art—right?

Whatever it was, I had the perfect response. I submitted to the curators of the show that I should hang my portraits of Portland art dealers. Boredom: I learn it everyday by watching the gallery scene and, more specifically, group shows about boredom. I never dreamed the curators would bite on my concept, but they did. I am shocked and delighted that Gabe, Josh, and Gavin do not take themselves too seriously.