The Art of Troy Gua
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Vermillion Gallery, Seattle , July 2009

Viral fame. Digital personas. Social networking obsessions. What we choose to see, what we choose to show and the universal human need for validation. I’m Troy Gua. Do you see me?

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"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog, but if you bark, beg, drool and growl, people figure it out. Once acquired, can that identity be shed?

Troy Gua is interested in character that can be assumed, rejected, fictionalized, asserted and deleted online on social networks, blogs, fan sites and chat rooms. What part can be claimed as easily as picking somebody else's coat from a cloakroom, and what is hardwired as a fingerprint?"

-Regina Hackett, from Another Bouncing Ball,