March 19 - April 23, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, March 19, 7-10pm
The Distillery Gallery and OverKill Studio announce the second edition of "Paint it Now," an exhibit which brings together practicing artists of varied backgrounds to examine the complexity of the nature of painting today.
The critically-acclaimed first edition of "Paint it Now" in August of 2008 included "a giant black-and-white mural by all the artists, bubbling with pop characters such as Alfred E. Neuman and rolling with dark undertones," (Cate McQuaide, Boston Globe). The 2010 version will expand upon the two-wall mural concept, bringing the collaborative painting installation through the entire gallery space. The "black paint on white walls" parameters of the first exhibit remain intact, helping to blur lines between individual contributions, resulting in a more cohesive and unified final piece.
OverKill's Thomas Buildmore and Morgan Thomas have again teamed-up with Distillery Gallery Director, Scott Chasse, to curate the exhibit, as well as contribute to it, though much of the work will transpire via interaction between artists as imagery organically unfolds throughout the two-week installation period. "Paint it Now" examines what it means to emerging painters to create in the contemporary arena. As Buildmore stated in a 2008 interview with The Boston Phoenix, “It’s a collision of all of the different influences we draw from. It’s like bringing all of art history right to the surface.”
The exhibit boasts a roster of over twenty artists from Boston, NYC, and Philadelphia:
Royce Bannon, Buildmore, EL Celso, Scott Chasse, DarkClouds, Robert daVies, Delve, Josh Falk, Jessica Hess, Mitchell Kehe, Keely, Enamel Kingdom, Rob Larsen, Kenji Nakayama, Nineta, Damion Silver, John Skibo, Skript, Morgan Thomas, Dana Woulfe, and Nick Z