- Date: October 10 - November 04, 2012
- Sponsor: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
- Location: P3Studio, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
- Artists: Dan Attoe, Jamie Boling, Jesse Albrecht, Jeremy Tinder, David Dunlap, Jay Schmidt, Shelby Davis, Gordon Barnes, Bill Donavan, Cece Cole, Posie Currin, Rebecca Steele, Jeff Decker, Greta Songe, Josh Wilichowski, Jeff Anderson, Josh Black, Josh Anderson, Brandon Buckner, Chris Miller and Ryan “Boomer” Bomhauer.
October 10 – November 4, 2012
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday | 6 – 11PM
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in partnership with Art Production Fund presents artist-in-residence, Paintallica, a collaboration of artists who create improvised, site-conditioned installations incorporating drawing, painting, sculpture and more. The group's project in P3 Studio culminates at the opening reception on Friday, October 12 (7-9PM).
Paintallica's installations emerge from a few days and nights of immense work, field research, discussion and play, and usually involve chainsaws, wood in many forms, drawing, paint, fire, a wide range of motor vehicles and occasionally neon. Their imagery and tools are remnants of the working-class, rural American roots of most of the members. Recent installations include Sensitivity Training and Bark Savages, which showcased intentionally confrontational and impulsive work. The raw and uncensored nature of Paintallica is integral to the mission of addressing sensitive, immediate and often taboo issues.
Paintallica was formed in 2002 by a group of painters in the graduate program at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. At first it was simply a pact to visit each other’s studios regularly, but soon evolved into opportunities to collectively fill gallery spaces. Paintallica's members have exhibited extensively nationally and internationally and have storied individual biographies that include articles in The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine and ArtForum, censure from President Barack Obama, tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, professorships at universities, internationally published graphic novels, time spent in jail, founding of the Free Art School, an album cover for Lambchop, involvement in The Veterans Book Project and Combat Paper Project, as well as numerous shows in Berlin, New York, London, Portland and Los Angeles.
Paintallica includes but is not limited to Dan Attoe, Jamie Boling, Jesse Albrecht, Jeremy Tinder, David Dunlap, Jay Schmidt, Shelby Davis, Gordon Barnes, Bill Donavan, Cece Cole, Posie Currin, Rebecca Steele, Jeff Decker, Greta Songe, Josh Wilichowski, Jeff Anderson, Josh Black, Josh Anderson, Brandon Buckner, Chris Miller and Ryan “Boomer” Bomhauer.
The artist-in-residence program at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas represents one component of its larger art program, in which artists create projects that are interactive and participatory, giving guests the opportunity to connect at an authentic and personal level. Developed and curated in partnership with Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, it strives to reach new audiences and expand awareness through contemporary art.
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