“Character Flaws” by Anya Davidson
ANYA DAVIDSON – CHARACTER FLAWS
November 7-December 6, 2014
Opening Friday, November 7, 6-10 PM
Tomato House is thrilled to present a solo show by acclaimed cartoonist, printmaker, and musician Anya Davidson. “Character Flaws” features a new series of 50 ink and marker character drawings, a taxonomy of Imaginary creatures and real people reminiscent of Hokusai’s sketchbooks, Seydou Keita portraits and Dungeons & Dragons monster manuals.
“Character Flaws is an attempt to capture some of the inhabitants of my brain, my neighborhood, my planet and my galaxy. They are usually in motion but they stood still for these portraits. As a cartoonist I have a deep and abiding obsession with the human figure and the myriad ways it can be altered, twisted and re-interpreted. I also have a compulsion to make up stories. Sometimes my character designs generate stories and sometimes it’s vice versa. Each one of these creatures is the potential protagonist of a story I haven’t thought up yet.” -A.D.
This exhibition is made possible in part by a Community Arts Grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council.
Tomato House is an artist run space in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn that hosts exhibitions, screenings, and community events. Gallery hours are Saturday 1:00 – 6:00 and by appointment. Located at 301 Saratoga Avenue, near the Rockaway Avenue C Train stop.