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Kevin de Forest
From January 15th 1998 to February 22nd 1998
Le magasin de disques

Maybe the Ip paintings are in part a teenage wish-fulfillment, letting me be my own pop-star role model. I'm wanting to feel my own groove, search out my funky bad self. Re-imaging and altering the jackets gives me that permission. When I paint myself as an honorary member of Kiss, become a ghost/tourist/voyeur of my own half-Japanese culture, or look for my own ideal sci-fi home, I allow myself to be as serious, as goofy, as sexy, as self-questioning as I get through the week.


I'm trying to avoid premeditating my results or setting up too many categories. Sometimes the records are ordered in groups, sometimes not. I don't see my artmaking role as providing a consummate structure or organization with which to view the world. For the moment, I'm more concerned with exploring my own urgencies, and just expecting them to be as lurid, strange and multi-layered as they are for me each day. I also need to short-circuit explanations, in order to sidestep my own stifling self-consciousness.

Kevin de Forest is a Montréal artist born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is currently an artist in residency at Seika University, Kyoto, Japan.

Bibliographie
- Lamarche, Bernard, «On se bouscule dans les centres d’artistes», Le Devoir, 24–25 janvier 1998, p.B14.
- Aquin, Stépane, «Michael A. Robinson et Kevin de Forest», Voir, 12–18 février 1998, p.55.
- Aquin, Stéphane, «Guide musées et galeries. Centres d’artistes et autres centres d’exposition», Voir, 15-21 janvier 1998, p.25.