Here are the two books we will be launching at the opening of Robert Chaplin: About Time tonight (Thursday, May 15, starting at 8pm). The first one is Sorry I’m Not Sorry by Robert Chaplin, a collection of rhymes, stories, and songs. The second is a critical volume, A Dossier Against Cynicism: Two Essays for Robert Chaplin, by Jerry Zaslove.
The gallery at 236 East Pender is more full than it has ever been before. This is probably the closest thing to a career survey that anyone has ever done of Robert’s work, including drawings, paintings, carvings, lego chess sets, a video, a huge collection of hand-drawn cheques (including the ones written to and cashed by Elton John and Stompin’ Tom Connors among others), and of course the Snowflakes Falling on Smallpox Blanket, which dominates the back wall of the gallery.
Join us at 8 tonight, or visit the exhibition between May 16 and June 28. We’ll be making the books available for online order after tonight’s launch, so watch for an announcement.