Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Opening Today: PAINTERS X 10 At TNC Gallery

L-R: Darlin Frometa Blue Poodle, Sean Noyce The Apathetic Booby
Peter J. Ketchum, favored artist of NYC The Blog, sends word about a show he's curating, opening today at TNC Gallery in the East Village, "one of the largest and oldest alternative gallery spaces in lower Manhattan." The show, with "painting that spits, drips, twists, amuses, disturbs, soothes," features the work of Velveeta Heartbreak, Liam O’Brien, Scott Geyer, Vladimir Ginzburg, Daniel Caspera, Darlin Formeta, Sean Noyce, Ian McGillivray, Jeffrey Faerber and Lawrence Quigley.  Hours are 12 - 6 and the show runs through May 2. Read more below.

The first exhibit in the revitalized TNC Gallery is "PAINTERS X 10," a show of work by ten New York City artists. It opens on February 15, from 6-9pm, and continues through May 2, 2011 in one of the largest and oldest alternative gallery spaces in lower Manhattan. TNC is located at 155 First Avenue between 9th and 10th Avenues.

The ten artists work in widely varied styles but with a common medium: paint. They hold degrees from a range of institutions including Pratt, RISD, School of Visual Arts, The Arts Students League and Ohio State. The theme of the exhibit is paint: thick, thin, violent, passive, muted, garish PAINT. Paint that Claes Oldenburg said "twists and extends and spits and drips and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life itself."

The ten artists have had what Chuck Close called the "shared experience of having pushed paint around" and "splashed the stuff down."

"Painters x 10" marks the renewal of the 25 year-old TNC Gallery and the continuing commitment of its host, Theater for the New City, to be a center for the convergence of visual and performing arts. TNC Gallery, curated by Peter J. Ketchum, will exhibit emerging and underrepresented artists, with 4-6 exhibits each year.

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