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Painters Who Fucking Know How to Paint


  • Center on Contemporary Art 114 3rd Avenue South Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)

PWFKHTP: Exhibition opens June 7 - July 14, 2018.
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.
Panel discussion June 9, 11am-1pm
Panelists: Cable Griffith, Susanna Bluhm, Kathy Liao; Moderator: Kate Sweeney
Private PWFKHTP VIP Event June 6, 6pm-8pm

Exhibition and events at CoCA in Pioneer Square: 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, 98104.
Gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday, 11am – 6pm.

Since the late 1960s painting has often been declared dead by one critic or another.

Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) exhibit Painters Who Fucking Know How to Paint, June 7 – July 14, asserts painting is vigorous, diverse, and burgeoning. This exhibit looks at artists who can really paint to recognize that they push the art form forward.

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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.
 


Earlier Event: May 26
May 26 Portfolio Review