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One Hundred Canadians 

Jason Skinner imagines the people behind Canadian national population statistics in semi-fictional portraits.

In “Hugette Piché, 89” he writes “Hugette is pretty healthy, she claims it is all the cabbage she ate as a child.”
  • In “Hugette Piché, 89” he writes “Hugette is pretty healthy, she claims it is all the cabbage she ate as a child.”

When you're looking at a set of stats it's hard not to imagine the person behind the numbers...who they are, what they look like, everything that's not on the page. Which is why Jason Skinner's One Hundred Canadians exhibit is so damn interesting. Almost voyeuristic, Skinner created a series of stylized semi-fictional portraits based on Canadian national population statistics from 2011 then with a combination of silkscreen printing, paints, collage and by surrounding the portrait with personal anecdotes he takes the fragments available---and gives a fuller picture of what a Canadian is, sometimes to sweet or silly results. In "Hugette Piché, 89" he writes "Hugette is pretty healthy, she claims it is all the cabbage she ate as a child." --Lindsay Raining Bird


To Aug 4, Craig Gallery, 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, 461-4698

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