100 Lot Contemporary Handmade Art Drawings NEW Wall Art Home Décor Work on Paper

100 Lot Contemporary Handmade Art Drawings NEW Wall Art Home Décor Work on Paper was presented at Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Vancouver, in 2018.

Artist Statement:

100 Lot Contemporary…  was an installation of one hundred colored pencil drawings, each depicting an item (or group of items) for sale on e-commerce website eBay.com.

The work was a remake of a past project, eBay Photographic Archive Circa 2005, for which I sought to preserve a disappearing genre of vernacular photography: “Amateur Digital Product Photography Circa 2005.” For one year, I collected images posted online by eBay users selling personal items and presented them as an installation of archival prints.

The new work took a closer look at the amateur photographer behind the user-generated aesthetic. By switching mediums from photography to drawing, I referenced “Colored Pencil Art,” an amateur art genre with a devoted online community. I draw a parallel between myself as an amateur “colored pencil artist” to the amateur eBay photographer, whose often-sophisticated aesthetic discloses itself through unplanned compositional elements: juxtaposition, repetition, or the photographer’s own body parts.

Documentation of the exhibition is archived on Instagram: