23 June 2011

chase the tear

note on the give-a-way: suzy won the rainbow necklace and louise secured the doily sticker. thanks again to everyone who so kindly left comments and words that warmed my heart.

Chase The Tear

my super smart and talented artist friend timothy buckwalter has curated a show that opens on saturday at NIAD [aside: i once taught a workshop at NIAD's sister location creative growth which was really an amazing experience]

the show opens on saturday from 2-5pm
551 23rd Street in Richmond
i'll be there from about 3:30 on.

a new configuration of doily trees are in the show. 3 shelves. i don't even know how they put them together. it will be a surprise for me too !

if you are local and want to see a really cool smattering of art then come by. and say hello.

more stuff to look at:
video promo


from the press release:
Shattering the conventions that have until now segregated artists with disabilities from their mainstream contemporaries, Chase The Tear blends more than 50 works culled from artists and galleries across the country with those from the National Institute of Art and Disabilities studio program. Organized by artist Timothy Buckwalter, Chase The Tear is on view June 20 through August 19, 2011 at NIAD’s gallery, 551 23rd Street in Richmond. Opening reception is Saturday, June 25 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. For more information please telephone (510) 620-0326 or visit www.niadart.org.

Chase The Tear is the final installment in a three-part exhibition series, Life of The World To Come, that presents a preview of a future where work from disabled artists is viewed in the same light as pieces and projects from artists who may not have a diagnosis extreme enough to qualify them as “other.” In reality, however, the show is not breaking new ground so much as making visible what is already underway. Artists with disabilities – from Willem De Kooning to Chuck Close – are already a part of the contemporary art world. But Close and De Kooning were already established before becoming disabled. The next logical step in the opening up of the contemporary art world would be the inclusion of artists with disabilities based on the quality of their work, but without the requirement of a prior pedigree.

Composed of paintings, sculptures and works on paper, Chase The Tear is a reflection on Beth Gibbons' alluring croon and fractured lyrical impressionism heard in Portishead’s song of the same name. The exhibition features work from Val Britton, Cederick Brooks, Jeremy Burleson, Kristi Dean, Luis Estrada, Sam Gant, Brent Hallard, James Ham, Heather Hamann, Willie Harris, Shana Harper, Scott Hewicker, Chris Johanson, Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Michael Macfeat, Ann Meade, Philip King, Rosita Pardo, Tony Pedemonte, Dean Smith, Rochelle Peterson, Wendell Singleton, Lisa Solomon, Micke Tong, Rebecca Whipple and Douglas Witmer.