OH TO BE A PAINTING 2CURATED BY KATELYN LEDFORD (LOS ANGELES, CA)
31 OCTOBER - 16 DECEMBER 2023
Oh To Be A Painting 2, Curated by Katelyn Ledford, Los Angeles
Cocktails with the Curator exhibition tour: Friday, November 3rd from 7 - 8:30pm
Opening Reception with curator Katelyn Ledford: Saturday, November 4th from 6 - 8:30pm
Artists: Merrick Adams | Paige Beeber | Loren Erdrich | Todd Kelly | Joseph Parra | Christian Ruiz Berman | David Scanavino | Christine Tien Wang | Shuai Yang | Mathew Zefeldt | Caroline Zurmely
"Is painting image or object? With the ease of image sharing, the flat nature of painting has long been dismissed to image-only without considering it in the round. Conversely, painting is largely defined by its 2D quality, so what does it mean when a painting extends beyond its flatness, is it now sculpture? Bringing together artists of all painterly qualities, we will blend these two competing ideas so that viewers have to consider this group of paintings in equal footing. All must be viewed within the context of image and object, flat and sculptural.
So, is painting image or object? I surely hope neither and both. Just enjoy the pleasure of looking at a painting, seeing its edges, dissecting its layers, studying its imagery. Leave the baggage of theory and pigeon-holing ideas behind." - Katelyn Ledford