Exhibition Dates: June 20 – July 15, 2017
Deadline for Submission: May 5, 2017
Notification Date: May 15, 2017
Artwork Shipping Dates: June 13 – June 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 22, 6 – 8 pm
Application Process: Slide Room: thepaintingcenter.slideroom.com/
Application Fee: $40 for 3 to 5 images
Size Limitation: Artwork that exceeds 36″ in any dimension will not be considered.
Image Requirements: JPEGS should be at least 1600 pixels in any direction. Maximum file size for any individual image is 5 MB.
The Painting Center, an artist-run gallery in Chelsea, announces a call for entries for its juried summer exhibition FIGHT OR FLIGHT. This exhibition is about the practice of making art during tumultuous times. Some artists express their personal responses to world events, while others intentionally ignore what is going on and make art that becomes a refuge from the turbulence surrounding them.
Looking back to specific artists’ reactions to unsettled times, there are Picasso’s Guernica and Gerhard Richter’s cycle of paintings October 18, 1977. On the other hand, Matisse created his joyful collaged paper cutouts for his Jazz series during World War II in France, and Jackson Pollock’s poured paintings were created in the nineteen fifties during the McCarthy era. Creativity can feed off the inspiration of current events and/or a personal vision. We are looking for artists’ responses to these times in which we live, in 2017.