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 unify not only the work of participating artists, but the artists themselves.
After two successful undertakings in Boston at The Distillery Gallery (2008 & 2010), Paint It Now 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 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. The opportunity to view Paint it Now is as immediate as the exhibit’s premise. When the show ends, the walls return to white.
FEATURED ARTISTS: Morgan Thomas Anderson, Royce Bannon, Thomas Buildmore, Scott Chasse, Darkclouds, Robert daVies, El Celso, Martin Esteves, Veronica Hanssens, Jessica Hess, Keely, Kenji Nakayama, Nineta, Nose Go, Cense, Damion Silver, John Skibo, Ben Woodward