Tuesday, April 3, 2012

New Shows!


Opening reception: 13 April 2012, 7–10pm
Closing reception: 27 April 2012, 7–10pm
Gallery hours TBA

I CAN DO THAT is independent curator Jenny Lam’s highly anticipated follow-up to last fall’s acclaimed Exquisite Corpse show. At the exhibition, in front of each piece will be the art supplies the show’s artists used to create their respective works. With these supplies:

  • Exhibition visitors will be invited to “improve” some of the artwork as they see fit, directly applying medium to the work itself. This could mean anything from dotting one small corrective brushstroke to smearing paint all over and slashing the canvas. (Self-expression, fuck yeah!) Each subsequent visitor is encouraged to make further changes. Consequently, the exhibition will constantly be in flux. There will be photo and video documentation of this continuous evolution.
  • In front of other artwork will be blank canvases—or whatever foundation the artist used—for visitors to replicate the pieces.
Next to all artwork will be blank sheets of paper for visitors to compile their own artist statements and insights.

Most gallery and museum shows tell you not to touch the artwork. In I CAN DO THAT, you can touch it, change it, destroy it, perfect it. This is your show.

and an article from the Huffington Post!


Sunday, April 1, 2012