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Jessica Stockholder, 2008, Framed oil painting from TJ Maxx, green plastic, brown plastic, bamboo bead mat, yarn, cloth, copper, plastic bits, thread, lexel caulk, oil and acrylic paint, hardware, 29 x 17 x 8 inches, Courtesy Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz
Analia Saban, The Painting Ball (48 Abstract, 42 Landscapes, 23 Still Lives, 11 Portraits, 2 Religious, 1 Nude), 2005, oil, acrylic, watercolor on canvas, 26 x 26 x 26 inches, Image courtesy of Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Photo: Joshua White.
Claire Ashley, DOUBLE DISCO, 2012, rehearsal still, Defibrillator Performance Space Chicago, IL, two performers, spray paint on PVC coated canvas tarpaulin, blower fans, and backpacks, Courtesy of the artist.
PAINT THINGS navigates the recent direction of contemporary artists to expand painting beyond the stretcher into sculptural forms. This group exhibition focuses on the growing spatial and material freedom in painting as it merges with installation and sculpture. It invites viewers to collectively re-examine the age-old practice of painting in a new light and consider the limitless possibilities for the future of the medium and its physical context. Its expansion and spatial investigations by exhibiting artists asks us to think about painting as it relates to physical, social, political, and emotional space.
Featured artists include Claire Ashley, Katie Bell, Sarah Braman, Sarah Cain, Alex Da Corte, Cheryl Donegan, Franklin Evans, Kate Gilmore, Alex Hubbard, James Hyde, Sean Kennedy, Wilson Lawrence, Steve Locke, Analia Saban, Allison Schulnik, Jessica Stockholder, Mika Tajima, and Summer Wheat.
PAINT THINGS is organized by deCordova Curator Dina Deitsch and Guest Curator Evan Garza, Exhibitions and Public Programs Coordinator, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, former Editor-at-Large for New American Paintings, and co-founder of the Fire Island Artist Residency.
PAINT THINGS is made possible in part by the generous support of Donald and Jeanne Stanton and by additional support from Geoff Hargadon and Patricia LaValley. Additional funding has been provided by Manuel de Santaren and by Beth and Richard Marcus.
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Curator Tour with Dina Deitsch and Evan Garza
Saturday, March 2, 2013 2 pm
Join Dina Deitsch, Curator of Contemporary Art at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and Evan Garza, independent curator, for a walking tour of their dynamic exhibition, PAINT THINGS, featuring artists working across the country to create objects, performances, and installations that represent the intersection between painting and sculpture.
Artist Discussion with Kate Gilmore and Franklin Evans
Saturday, March 23, 2013 2 pm
Join PAINT THINGS exhibiting artists Kate Gilmore and Franklin Evans as they discuss the creation of their site-specific works made for the exhibition. Get the inside perspective on the work, processes, and creative inspirations of performance artist Gilmore and installation artist Evans.
Performance Double Disco
Saturday, April 6, 2013 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Come see this staged dance with two performers clad in twin wearable inflatable sculptures as they are blinded by sculpture yet, dance in unison to disco beats. Choreographed by exhibiting artist, Claire Ashley.
Performance Indigo Girls by Travis Boyer
Saturday, April 6, 2013 11 am–3 pm
An interactive project with artist Travis Boyer. Please bring in an item to be dipped in indigo. Drop in anytime.
Artist Tour with Steve Locke
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 2 pm
Join exhibition artist Steve Locke on a tour of PAINT THINGS: beyond the stretcher. Meet on the 3rd floor.
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