Shandaken Projects will present an exhibition of work related to its free educational initiative Paint School from August 14 to 18, 2019, at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery.
Paint School is a free master class in the theory and practice of painting. This lecture-based program brings twelve fellows together with six individuals widely recognized as among the most exceptional painters working today, with the aim to enrich the discourse of contemporary painting through peer exchange. Applications for the next session of the program will open in mid-September.
The exhibition will feature new work related to this year’s theme of Color, by members of the 2018-19 cohort including: Ana Cardoso, Dominique Fung, Adam Henry, Simone Kearney, James Case Leal, Sharon Madanes, Bridget Mullen, Zoe Avery Nelson, RJ Messineo, Kaveri Raina, Dylan Vandenhoeck, and Xiaofu Wang.
These individuals were mentored through Paint School by Matt Connors, Anoka Faruqee, Jennie C. Jones, Carrie Moyer, Amy Sillman, and William Villalongo.
Inspired by alternative educational initiatives like Black Mountain College, Paint School is unaccredited but extraordinarily rigorous, and presented in the style of a post-graduate fellowship. Meetings of this program took place throughout New York City, at partner institutions including The Cooper Union, New York University, and The New School, among others.
Applications for the 2019-20 session of Paint School will open in mid-September for individuals of all career levels. This free program runs December through May each year.
Special thanks to Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery for hosting this exhibition.