On November 10th, the 3rd iteration of the Portraits of Brief Encounters art show and gallery game takes some generally practical, occasionally desperate, and wholly anonymous inspiration from the Internet’s favourite classifieds page.
Fifteen short stories were written for and posted in corresponding Craigslist categories by writer and curator Cole Nowicki. Fifteen different artists have visually interpreted those stories. Numerous strangers from the Internet also responded to them––with heartfelt engagement, confusion, and pictures of their genitals.
You’ll attempt to match each story to its artwork for a chance to win a piece of your choice.
How the game works:
For a $5 entry you get a storybook containing the written half of the portraits (+ a rare, endangered, limited edition, sensual, #POBEshow bookmark.)
You’ll move about the room enjoying great art and good beer while matching story to artwork using your wealth of interpretive skill.
Books are then marked with each correct guess equalling $5 off of the asking price of any piece for a potential $75 discount.
Top scorers will be entered into a draw with the winner taking home a piece of their choice (that hasn’t already been sold)! We’ll pay out the chosen artist in full.
Contributing artists include:
November 10th, 2016
6pm – 11pm
434 Columbia St.
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Game concept by the talented Yashar Nijati.