Club Paint

Galapagos

01.06. – 30.06.2012
Niklas Schechinger Fine Art – Hamburg

Club Paint are
Erin Allen, Isaac Gray and Keith Boadwee

  • Nobody loves you when you are old and gay
    92x122 cm
    Öl auf Leinwand
    2011
  • Nobody loves you when you are old and gay (detail)
  • Oklahoma
    117x153 cm
    Öl auf Leinwand
    2011
  • Vienna Action
    77x102 cm
    Öl auf Leinwand
    2011
  • All dressed up and nowhere to go
    61x76 cm
    Öl auf Leinwand
    2010
  • Crystal Island
    122x152 cm
    Öl auf Leinwand
    2010
  • Jocelyn Wildenstein
    oil on canvas,
    48 x 60 inches
    2011
  • Diplomacy
    102x127 cm
    Öl auf Leinwand
    2011
  • Diplomacy (detail)
  • A cry in the dark
    117x153 cm
    Öl auf Leinwand
    2011
  • Can you hear the thunder?
    101x128 cm
    Öl auf Leinwand
    2011
  • Dinah Washington
    28x36 cm
    Öl auf Leinwand
    2010
  • Lil’ Splendour
    21x26 cm
    Öl auf Leinwand
    2011
  • Ocean Avenue
    116x147 cm
    Öl auf Leinwand
    2010

CLUB PAINT

Galapagos

02. – 30. Juni 2012

Sehr geehrte Ladies and Gentlemen,

ein Künstler sollte im Zweifelsfall genial sein. Ein Solitär, der auf eine seltsame, magische Art in seinem Atelier große Kunstwerke erschafft. Diese Vorstellung ist noch heute vorherrschend, obwohl schon oft damit abgerechnet wurde. Daher würde ich am liebsten gar nichts weiter dazu bemerken, dass diese drei kalifornischen Künstler gemeinsam malen – denn es soll natürlich um die Bilder selbst gehen. Aber die Fragen tauchen dann doch wieder auf und tatsächlich macht diese Art zu malen auch einen sichtbaren Unterschied, zumindest bei CLUB PAINT. Hier kann sich niemand im Kleinteiligen verlieren, Vorzeichnungen machen oder lange zweifeln – wie in einem Gespräch unter Freunden sind Lebendigkeit, Leichtigkeit oder Humor wichtig.

CLUB PAINT wurde 2008 von Erin Allen, Keith Boadwee und Isaac Gray und gegründet. Damit ein CLUB PAINT-Bild auch ausgestellt wird, müssen es alle drei gut finden und daran mitgewirkt haben (verbale Mitwirkung ist ebenso wichtig wie malerische). Meistens werden bei einer Malsession mehrere Bilder gleichzeitig reihum bearbeitet, bis sie fertig sind.

Wie genial die Bilder tatsächlich sind, kann man nun in Hamburg und Berlin sehen.
Darauf freut sich und verbleibt mit großen Grüßen,

Niklas Schechinger

 

 

CLUB PAINT is a collaboration between Erin Allen, Keith Boadwee and Isaac Gray. Club Paint formed in the spring of 2008 with the idea of making  a “one off” group of works. Ultimately, the collaboration proved to be so fruitful that it has continued and is now viewed by its members as a permanent, on-going project. Over the last 3 years, Club Paint has produced over 300 paintings ranging in size from 6 x 8 inches to 6 x 8 feet. There aren’t any strict rules for CLUB PAINT but a few “unofficial” guidelines have fallen into place. For a painting to be exhibited, each member of our group has to give it a thumbs up. Paintings are almost always completed in one “session” which typically last 4-8 hours (though there are exceptions). Each member is present in the studio during the sessions and the paintings are handed around. Generally, all three members work on each painting. However, not every painting is touched by every member but editorial or critical input is considered as much as actual physical labor. Paintings can’t/don’t exist without passing through the group critique process.

In the past  2 years we’ve had “solo” exhibitions of the paintings at White Columns, New York, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans (as part of Dan Cameron’s PROSPECT Series), ROCKSBOX, Portland Oregon and Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, California,

Erin Allen lives and works in Oakland ,California and received his MFA from California College of the Arts in 2008. In addition to his own “solo” painting/drawing practice, Erin performs with his bands Sister Fucker and High Castle. Erin has exhibited in the Bay Area and in Los Angeles. He has also exhibited his collaborative works with the artist Kai Althoff at Acme, Los Angeles and Greene Naftali, New York.

Keith Boadwee lives and works in Emeryville, California. Keith received his B.A. from UCLA in 1989. Boadwee has exhibited extensively at venues that include P.S.1, The New Museum, White Columns, The LaJolla Museum of Contemporary Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His works have been reviewed in The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, The Los Angeles Times and The Village Voice among others.
In addition to his studio practice, Keith serves as Senior Adjunct Faculty at California College of the Arts where he teaches in the Sculpture and Graduate Departments and as Visiting Faculty at San Francisco Art Institute where he teaches in the New Genres and Graduate Studies programs.

Isaac Gray lives and works in  Oakland, California and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Isaac received his MFA from California College of the Arts in 2010.  Isaac splits his time between Oklahoma City, where he produces his own body of  “solo” paintings and drawings and Oakland where he travels to work with Club Paint.  Besides his exhibitions with  Club Paint, Isaac has exhibited his works in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Oklahoma City.