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April 8 - May 3, 2004
Saving Grace, 907 Dundas St. W., Toronto
tel: 416-7003-7368

Former Swizzle Gallery owner Rob Elliott returns to Toronto with a suite of sinister little paintings, the product of a winter snowbound in his Kincardine studio with a stack of Victorian children's books and art history tomes.

With Petits Mals (a neurology term for "short-term seizure"), Elliott applies his mid-century pop illustration style to figures inspired by the judgement paintings of Bruegel the Elder and the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales, figures that are both amusing and unsettling. A daily regimen of sketching has served this show well, and many of the 20 small pieces on offer emerging directly from those inky pages.

Custom purses Elliott created with fashion designer Guy LaTulippe will also be on display.

Matador
Canvas board
image area 4"x7"
8"x12" mat and frame

North
Canvas board
image area 3"x5"
7"x9" mat and frame

Scissors
Stretched canvas
8"x10"

Jersey Devil
Canvas on 1.5" profile stretchers
3"x5"
Scout
Canvas on 1.5" profile stretchers
3"x5"
Taxidermy
Canvas on 1.5" profile stretchers
10"x10"
Stock Villain
Canvas on 1.5" profile stretchers
5"x5"
Shoot
Canvas on 1.5" profile stretchers
10"x10"
Satyr
Canvas on 1.5" profile stretchers
10"x10"
Untitled (Rosey)
Canvas on 1.5" profile stretchers
5"x5
Rye 'n' Ginger
Canvas board
image area 5"x5"
10"x10" mat and frame
Bittersweet Squirrel
Canvas board
image area 4"x4"
8"x8" mat and frame
Cardinal Sin
Canvas on 1.5" profile stretchers
5"x5"
Lynx
Canvas on 1.5" profile stretchers
5"x5"
Super Devil Boy
Canvas board
image area 3"x5"
7"x9" mat and frame
Oskar Matzerath
Canvas on 1.5" profile stretchers
3"x5"
Lucy Rennwand (The Fox-Faced Girl)
Canvas on 1.5" profile stretchers
3"x5"
Super Devil Girl
Stretched canvas
6"x12"
Ogre
Canvas board
image area 3"x5"
7"x9" mat and frame
Butcher
Canvas board
image area 3"x5"
7"x9" mat and frame
Lady Baphomet
Canvas board
image area 3"x5"
8"x10" mat and frame
Siren
Canvas board
image area 3"x5"
7"x9" mat and frame
Crusade
Stretched canvas
6"x12"
Stray
Canvas board
image area 2.5"x5"
7"x9" mat and frame