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July 20 - 28, 2002
Swizzle Gallery, Toronto Canada

"Don't you know there ain't no devil, it's just god when he's drunk."
  
Tom Waits

The Boozehound Suite

The focus of Rob Elliott's Boozehound exhibit is a collection of 20 ink drawings, The Boozehound Suite. Using a blotting technique attributed to Andy Warhol during his commercial period, and adopted by countless anonymous illustrators of the 1950s and early 1960s, Elliott seeks a disharmony between style and substance:

"While there are humourous elements to The Boozehound Suite, the humour is not of the whimsical sort this retro advertising style seems to promise. Traditionally, this style was used to depict a carefree mood, but here the broken lines and blots are the marks of spilled drinks, poorly chosen words, and blackouts."

Ink drawings on acid-free Stonehenge paper
Matted with white acid-free board/ Framed in natural wood frames
Sizes indicate mat window area.

Self Portrait - Oh. My. God. 8"x5"

Survey 4"x14"

 

 

Boozehound - Good Dog
4"x4"

Boozehound - Lightweight
4"x5"

 Boozehound - Liquid Courage 3.5"x4.5"
Boozehound
5"x5"

 

 
Boozehound - Pickled
7"x3.5"
 Boozehound - Horndog
5"x3"
  Still Life
7"x5"
Muse - She Brings Me Whiskey
4.5"x2.5

Boozehound - Coyote
4.5"x3"

Enabler
8"x5"

Study Break
8"x5"
Demon Rum
2.5"x4.5"

Self Portrait 2.5"x 4.5"

Beaten Up, Beaten Down 6"x6"

 

Matador 8"x5"

Seahorse 4.5"x3.5"

Cruise 8"x5"

Over 5"x7"