Identification, please is a show of original ink portraits and figure drawings on paper created by Shawn Philip Hunsdale. The figures represented in this collection are drawn from life, most among them subjects known to the artist.
The portrait and the figure have such enduring interest precisely due to our need for identification with the other. To represent the other is to commune with the self. The ability to identify others contributes to our sense of security, yet imposed insecurity contributes to our desire to remain anonymous, unidentifiable. The works that make up Identification, please were developed in the intimate spaces of a variety of drawing circles in Ottawa.
Identification, please runs from February 27 to April 3, and an art party for the show will be held March 21, as of 19:00. Works are available for purchase for the duration of the show.