Painting That Spits, Drips, Twists, Amuses, Disturbs, Soothes
TNC Gallery, 155 First Avenue (Between 9th and 10th) NY, NY February 15th Through May 1, 2011 Daily 12-6
The first exhibit in the revitalized TNC Gallery is ”PAINTERS X 10,” a show of work by ten New York City artists curated by peter J. Ketchum. It opens on February 15th from 6-9 and continues through May 2, 2011 in one of the largest and oldest alternative gallery spaces in lower Manhattan. TNC is located at 155 First Avenue between 9th and 10th.
The ten artists work in widely varied styles but with a common medium: paint. The ten are Velveeta Heartbreak, Liam O’Brien, Scott Geyer, Vladimir Ginzburg, Daniel Caspera, Darlin Formeta, Sean Noyce, Ian McGillivray, Jeffrey Faerber and Lawrence Quigley. Their educations include Pratt, RISD, School of Visual Arts, The Art Students League, and Ohio State.
The exhibit’s theme is paint: thick, thin, violent, passive, muted, garish PAINT. Paint that Claes Oldenburg said “twists and extends and spits and drips and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life itself.”
The ten artists have had what Chuck Close called the “shared experience of having pushed paint around” and “splashed the stuff down.”