Opening Reception on Thursday, June 7, 6pm – 9pm, as part of Pioneer Square Art Walk. An exhibit book will accompany the exhibit and artwork will be for sale. There will also be a panel discussion June 9, 11am-1pm. Gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday, 11am – 6pm.
Painters Who Fucking Know How to Paint is an invitational painting exhibit with a fresh curatorial eye: painters picking painters. “As curators, we seek to emphasize the personal dialog that the painter has with the surface in front of them,” say Kate Sweeney and Kate Vrijmoet, local painters who curated this exhibit. Vrijmoet and Sweeney invite painters “whose work gives us a punch in the gut, work that delivers the seduction of visual impact and presents perceptual, narrative, or process derived experiences, painters who #ucking know how to paint.”
This show provides a way for viewers into the mind of painters, and elucidates aspects of painting that, from the painters’ viewpoints, drive artists to continue to work in the genre. This allows access to the art form for a general audience and provides insight into how a painting becomes.
The artists in the show are: Susanna Bluhm, Jazz Brown, Brian Cypher, Carole d'Inverno, Marie Gagnon, Kathy Gore Fuss, Cable Griffith, Patricia Hagen, Ron Hall, Laura Hamje, Robert Hardgrave, David Hytone, Karen Kaapcke, Alex Kanevsky, Ken Kelly, Kathy Liao, Margie Livingston, Natalie Niblack, Allan Packer, Jennifer Pochinski, Flora Ramirez-Bustamante, Adrianne Smits, Ruthie V, and Paula Whelan
The curators will be in attendance at the public opening reception during Pioneer Square Art Walk on Thursday, June 7, 6-9pm.