In Souvenir, dozens of artist-produced items are presented in a simulated pop-up storefront. This group show, presented by the Nutty Club, includes postcards, pins, ceramic ware, coloring books, coasters, booklets, and other small works, all offered for sale. The cumulative experience of the show immediately references nearby tourist driven shops and their various California themes, while effectively coalescing in concepts of consumerism; grittiness and polish; contemporary culture, nostalgia, and kitsch.
William Eakin, Juan Garcia, Cam Helland, Don Hewak, Leala Hewak, Gary Lee, Zan Levine, Spencer Pearson, Craig Rodmore, Melissa Schwegmann
Leala Hewak wishes to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Craig Rodmore wishes to thank VU Photo, and to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.