Day of the Painter

Curatorial Project
2014
Most artist start out as painters. These artists view paintings within the contextualized history of painting, knowledge not easily afforded to the public. It is for this reason that many artists tend to turn away from painting towards a medium less entrenched in historical knowledge. The Day of the Painter aimed aimed to be an inquiry into how painting is viewed today through the lens of artist trained within the intellecutalized field of academic art yet outside the canon of painting.

For this show, I asked a variety of sculptors and multi-media artists to submit what they think painting is today for the public. The exhibition took part in Pittsburgh's "Unblurred: First Friday" art initiative, exposing the works to a wide variety of viewers. Dialogue between the audience and artists led to a fulfilling conversation into deeper issues about "what is art?" beyond the canvas through painting itself.

Other Works


  1. Dong Xuan
  2. What Kind of Ancestors Will We Become?
  3. Martha
  4. Survivors of a Lying Species
  5. Everything Is A Decaying Lump of Now
  6. Goose and Crocodile
  7. Disoriental Flavors (after Edward Said)
  8. The Immortal Gold Rabbit
  9. Welcome To Jungle Florida
  10. Colorbound
  11. Birdcage
  12. Colonial White
  13. China White
  14. Hanging Fruit
  15. The Impossibility of Home
  16. Reading the Rainbow
  17. Good Vibrations
  18. Intergalactic Immigration Office
  19. Vibrating Pink Egg
  20. Skinny Dipping
  21. White Lie
  22. Who’s Afraid of Chinatown Orange?
  23. Parental Guidance
  24. Movable Wave
  25. Portal
  26. Augmented Door
  27. Impermanent Infinity
  28. Expanded Field
  29. People Take Warning: Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs
  30. Day of the Painter
  31. Oedipal Art Wrestling
  32. I’M RESIGNING, I’M HEREBY OFICIALLY TENDERING MY RESIGNATION AS AN ADULT!
  33. Longing for the stars, Longing for the moon
  34. All work and no play makes art a dull boy