For two years I painted and exhibited my work under aliases. I would approach galleries acting as the “artist’s” agent and set up exhibitions for these fake artists. Images, artist biographies, and artist statements accompanied each exhibit, along with a disclaimer. Later, the installation at the grunt gallery, in Vancouver, BC, Canada, involved a fake group exhibition with biographies, artist statements, photographs of the created artists, a disclaimer, and the paintings (I actually did those).
I am grateful to photographer, Rosmund Norbury, and models, Jude Marentette, Mark Harrower, and my mother, Dora Pente.