As an examination of how today's painters negotiate the influence of those who have come before them, navigate the trends of those creating around them, and collaborate with other artists towards a common goal, the concept of Paint it Now was born. The challenge of the exhibit is to investigate how each artist channels these weighted stimuli into their own visual world, and then into a shared visual world. The goal of the show it to reveal what it means for each artist to Paint it Now.
Fusing individual exhibition with a giant collaborative painting installation, Paint it Now serves as an exercise in communication and restriction while highlighting the immediacy of the present. The site-specific main attraction of the show, painted solely in opaque black paint directly on the white wall surfaces of the gallery, bombards the viewer with a visually graphic and completely unified collaboration. By presenting basic parameters which control paint color, painting surface, and project timeframe, the curators unite not only the work of participating artists, but the artists themselves.
After two successful undertakings in Boston at The Distillery Gallery (2008 & 2010), the exhibit makes its NYC debut in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood in May of 2011. The show's curators, Thomas Buildmore and Scott Chasse, both contributing artists, have partnered with the Fowler Arts Collective and will draw upon the immense pool of local talent for the core of the exhibit. While the show aims to be Brooklyn-centric, artists from Philadelphia and Boston are to be included as well.
Please join us at Fowler Arts Collective on Friday, May 27 from 7-10pm for the opening reception. Show runs through July 6th. Contact Fowler Arts for gallery hours. The opportunity to view Paint it Now is as immediate as the exhibit's premise. When the show ends, the walls return to white.