Curator Of This Show (Gabe Flores)
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 a farce, a 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 Arseneau, and Gavin Shettler do not take themselves too seriously, that they would willingly be the butt of their own joke.