Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Forest Exhibit Invite


FOREST will be a multi-venue exhibition opening July 28th, 2011, that explores the relationship between an original work of art and its most commonly consumed stand in: the copy. The project is open to professional artists as well as anyone interested in a communal conversation about the nature of visual communication. In addition to you, this invitation has been sent to hundreds of people: school children, physicians, librarians, musicians, mechanics, grandparents, teachers, nurses, bank tellers, and anyone willing to paint. FOREST will elicit a dialogue about paintings that are at once identical, and entirely different.

Enclosed is an image of a tree that we ask you replicate to the best of your abilities, in square format, in acrylic or oil paint, unframed, on canvas, paper or wood. The size range we ask that you limit your work to is 2”X2” as the smallest size to 20”X20” as the largest (and any size in between). Replicate the image to the edges as seen in the copy included in this invitation. Images that are not square cannot be exhibited, please make sure to measure your work before mailing it in. The exhibits will be arranged salon style, hung with basic wiring or double sided tape. Your name and contact information should be printed on the backside of the painting (name, occupation, e-mail address, and cell phone-- NO SIGNATURES IN THE FRONT PLEASE). The works will have no labels; part of the premise of this exhibition is the question of authorship. There will be a general list of artists at each venue. 

Because of the scale of this project, we ask that you send your painting ready to hang, if possible, either with double-sided tape, if your work is on paper or un-stretched canvas, or wired if on wood. If your painting is on a stretcher it is considered ready to hang. ­The number of works to be shown will limit our ability to insure them in case of loss, theft, or damage to the work. Keeping with the spirit of this project, the idea of each work being at once an original and a copy, we hope insurance concerns do not discourage your participation. There are also no guarantees as to the venue your work will be shown in. As venue decisions are made a list will appear on the blog. At the end of the show we will have pick up dates and location sent to you via e-mail. If you do not wish your work returned, please specify so on the backside with your contact information.

A discussion panel schedule for this exhibition will be posted and sent via e-mail.

Deadline for submissions is July 20th, 2011


300 NE 2nd AVE
Building 3, Room 3604-36
Miami, FL 33132

DROP-OFF (July 7th, ONLY):
FROM 9am – 2pm
Main Library - Lobby
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130

We thank you in advance for your participation in FOREST.

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