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Take a Painting


October 24, 2016 - January 12, 2017
Transform Exhibition
Sykes Gallery
Briedenstein Hall
Millersville University
Millersville, PA 17551

January 26, 2017
The Alternative Gallery
707 N. 4th Street, Ste 103
Allentown, PA 18102

Support for Take a Painting comes from individuals, including Nicole Gencarelli, Angel, Melissa Steffey, Katherine Gintert, Emily Larsen, Joshua H. Elias, Christine Tate, Sarah Bowser, Katya Popova, Kato Quinlan, Christina, Kaelee Stearly, Alexie Winchester, Molly Ortiz, and Tyler Wainwright.

Take A Painting is an interactive painting installation designed to make painting more accessible to the general public. By displaying hundreds of small paintings on the wall, along with instructions for viewers to help themselves to a painting and providing participants with the tools, materials, and opportunity to create their own paintings on paper, the installation seeks to blur the line between artist, collector, and audience. Take A Painting draws on the philosophies of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Conceptual Art, utilizes the white cube gallery as a space for the creation of art instead of silent contemplation, and upends the hierarchy of materials within the discipline of painting by utilizing familiar craft supplies alongside artist grade paint.