An Invitation to Lubberland: Hugh-Scott Douglas

A three-day-only exhibition of lamps, monoprint paintings, ceramic sculpture and potato-stamp paintings by Hugh Scott Douglas, a promising 4th year thesis student at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Of the exhibition, the artist has written:

“It’s a musty smell. A feeling something like that word squish. I was caught in the rain earlier, my socks where soaked through, but I don’t have much to do later so I have no real reason to complain. It’s just a little uncomfortable thats all. I’ll change them and get back to my book, then maybe call up an old friend and see if he’s free for a few rounds of tic-tac-toe. Maybe sit on my hands, maybe for an hour, until maybe there is nothing but pins and needles. Close my eyes and hope for the best, or not. Could this be a new and better way to have it all? Maybe.

Tired of the studio so I head back outside and sit on a bench. Sit on a curb. Sigh, then try and hum along to your favourite song. I should try and figure out a way to have more spare time or less spare time or work more or work less or work more at working less or wo—(past here there was nothing but a large brown stain with swirls of blue ink that reminded the reader of alabaster)—”

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