Why The @#&! Do You Paint?: Go Figure

The Gladstone Hotels Annual Group Painting Show

October 4th November 28nd, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION October 20, 7-10pm 2nd floor Gallery

The Gladstone Hotel is proud to announce the 2nd annual Why the @#&! Do you Paint?: Go Figure; Gladstones Annual Painting Show curated by Spencer J Harrison and Lukus Toane.

Drawing from the human form is an act of observation and an action that creates human empathy. Utilizing the figure as a subject matter is where some of the earliest human marks were made. Stories were told, histories were recorded, and the obsession with observing the human form began. Although the history of figurative work is an extensive questioning as to whom we are observing, recording, and rendering, this exhibition moves this questioning towards the contemporary discourse of inclusion.

Historically, figurative painting exhibitions are an array of images depicting privileged bodies painted by privileged bodies. For the second annual Gladstone Why the @#&! Do You Paint? exhibition showcases paintings which consider the voices and bodies left out of this conversation as well as some of the bodies who traditionally appear. The 2nd annual #WTFDYP subtitled Go Figure, features 37 figurative paintings with the intention of figuring out a reflective dialog about perceptions about the body.

WTFDYP2016 Participating Artists:

Iskuhi Avagyan, Edd Baptista, Adam Brooks, Chen Cao, Laura Chakravorty, Jordan Clayton, Helena Valle Dallaire, Kirsty Templeton Davidge, Sarah Van Dusen, Nadya Eidelstein, Azadeh Elmizadeh, Mel Gausden, Sara Ghahramani, Inga Gircyte, Martin Godin, Eliot Greenwald, Andrew Harris, Caroline Ji, Gita Karklins, Celeste Keller, Giovanni Lombardi, Nadine Maher, Alex Murphy, Robin Grundy Murphy, OLUSEYE, Sophia Oppel, Trudy Perks, Michael Pitropov, Diego de la Rosa, Heejae Shin, Neil Sternberg, Daniel Sun, Laura Thipphawong, Sarah Tompkins, Jennifer Wigmore, Doreen Wittenbols, Zoey Zoric

Hashtag: #WTFDYP @GladstoneHotel

Why The @#&! Do You Paint?: Go Figure

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