Paint It Now (In Which I Post a Press Release With My Name in It)

This is going to be a fun show.

The Distillery Gallery & OverKill Studio Present:
“Paint it Now”
March 19 – April 23, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, March 19, 7-10pm
free and open to the public
516 E 2nd St., first floor, South Boston, MA
contact: Scott Chasse, gallery director
(978) 270-1904 /
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat, 9-5

The Distillery Gallery and OverKill Studio announce the second edition of “Paint it Now,” an exhibit which brings together practicing artists of varied backgrounds to examine the complexity of the nature of painting today.

The critically-acclaimed first edition of “Paint it Now” in August of 2008 included “a giant black-and-white mural by all the artists, bubbling with pop characters such as Alfred E. Neuman and rolling with dark undertones,” (Cate McQuaide, Boston Globe). The 2010 version will expand upon the two-wall mural concept, bringing the collaborative painting installation through the entire gallery space. The “black paint on white walls” parameters of the first exhibit remain intact, helping to blur lines between individual contributions, resulting in a more cohesive and unified final piece.

OverKill’s Thomas Buildmore and Morgan Thomas have again teamed-up with Distillery Gallery Director, Scott Chasse, to curate the exhibit, as well as contribute to it, though much of the work will transpire via interaction between artists as imagery organically unfolds throughout the two-week installation period. “Paint it Now” examines what it means to emerging painters to create in the contemporary arena. As Buildmore stated in a 2008 interview with The Boston Phoenix, “It’s a collision of all of the different influences we draw from. It’s like bringing all of art history right to the surface.”

The exhibit boasts a roster of over twenty artists from Boston, NYC, and Philadelphia:
Royce Bannon, Buildmore, EL Celso, Scott Chasse, DarkClouds, Bob Davies, Delve, Josh Falk, Jessica Hess, Mitchell Kehe, Keely, Enamel Kingdom, Rob Larsen, Kenji Nakayama, Nineta, Nose Go, Damion Silver, John Skibo, Skript, Morgan Thomas, Dana Woulfe, and Nick Z

“Paint it Now” is being made possible with generous support from Artist & Craftsman Supply, Proletariat, The Franklin Southie, and Narragansett Beer.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, March 19th, 7-10pm.

The Distillery Gallery is located on the first floor of The Distillery artist’s building in South Boston. This unique public display space is committed to highlighting Distillery-based artists, Boston area artists, and invited guests. For more information about the gallery and The Distillery building, please visit:

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