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ABOUT THE YOU LOOK LIKE THE RIGHT TYPE DAILY DRAWING SERIES:
In a daily ritual since 2008, I redraw exact-dialogue fragments of overheard conversations as 7x11-inch India ink works-on-paper (combining verbatim, hand-drawn text with visual and tonal embellishment) and combine the single drawings into larger, theme-based conversations between people who have never met or exchanged words. When amassed together as modular narratives, the black and white drawings—voiced by strangers and collectively titled You Look Like The Right Type—start having grayscale conversations with one another across time, place, age, and gender (the who, what, when, where, why, and how of journalistic-narrative documentation). And the audience, as interlocutor, triangulates the conversation by reading that which was once spoken and making their own non-linear, grayscale associations between text, image, and completion of what’s left unsaid.

UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITON:
YOU LOOK LIKE THE RIGHT TYPE—TEN YEARS OF DAILY DRAWINGS 
will open at The Bakery Gallery in Atlanta on January 3, 2019 and run through January 31, 2019, with an artist's talk on January 5 at 4pm. The Bakery Atlanta will celebrate You Look Like The Right Type’s tenth anniversary by showcasing 350 drawings from the archive of more than 5,000. This will be the first-ever solo exhibition of the series.

VIEW THE ENTIRE SERIES:
@markaddisonsmith
You Look Like The Right Type

READ AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST ABOUT THIS WORK:
On Creativity, April 6, 2012