Stay Gold: A group exhibition at Curbs & Stoops Active Space during Bushwick Open Studios featuring artists Don Pablo Pedro, Nathan Pickett, QRST, Quel Beast and Vahge.
Stay Gold is a showcase of five exemplary artists who are based in Bushwick. The expression “stay gold” derives from a Robert Frost poem but became widely known in pop culture because its two short words deliver a simple but powerful directive: be true to yourself and your own character. The works in this show embody these local artists’ commitment to this principle. Each artist has developed their own visual language to communicate their ideas, and when the works are considered together, a motif emerges that reflects the complexities of human experience. The work comprises oil paintings, acrylic portraits, narrative mixed-media works and collage. Stay Gold is produced by Robin Grearson and Throwaway Art at the Curbs & Stoops Active Space as part of Bushwick Open Studios. The Curbs & Stoops Active Space is a Bushwick cultural center that opened its doors in February 2011.