This February, XPACE Cultural Centre and SketchKrieg! present Paper Trail. Paper Trail features the seven members of Toronto-based illustration collective SketchKrieg!, who take the exquisite corpse form and run it through the pop-art meat grinder of comic illustration.
The exhibition displays a long graphic narrative exquisite corpse in which the series of panels were illustrated one panel at a time, each illustrator unaware how the previous illustrator intended the story to progress. The resultant story is full of hilarious and surreal twists and turns as the paper trail progresses. In-between panel gutters, genres flip from post-apocalyptic saga to romantic comedy to political thriller. Characters die and are reborn, their motives change as often as the illustration style, which ranges from heightened realism to simplified cartoon.
Paper Trail: A Sketchkrieg Art Exhibition
February 3 – 5, 2011
XPACE Cultural Centre , 50 Ossington Avenue