Come and check out the exhibition opening for “Disturbing The Comfortable” from 5-7pm at the Greater New Haven Foundation Building at 70 Audubon Street, 2nd Floor in the Arts Council of Greater New Haven offices. The group show curated by Hayward Gatling (the charming chap below) runs from September 20 – November 1 with the opening tonight, September 19th from 5-7pm. See the FB invite here.
The exhibiton features the works of Kwadwo Adae, Vito Bonanno, Lauren Clarke Caldwell, Leila Crockett, Lisa Daly, Uber Dami, Chuck Dorris, Mike Franzman, Barbara Harder, Dooley-o Jackson, Jahmane, Trevor Lyon, Jim Martin, Alan Neider, Liz Pagano, Damian Paglia, Carla O’Grady Payson, Uma Terri Ramiah, Heidi Richard, Mike Ross, Bill Saunders, JodiAnn Strmiska, Katro Storm and Johnathan Waters.
From the press release:
The title of this show is a take on the British street
artist Banksy’s quote: “Art should
comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” The quote has inspired curator
Gatling to put together this show that is meant to push the envelope.
“Every time there is a new art movement it disturbs the art
community, but eventually gets adopted,” Gatling explained. “Sometimes change
is painful, but overall usually good.”
He has gathered more than twenty artists to participate in
the show, many of which will be contributing artwork made at his request specifically
for Disturbing the Comfortable.
The work in Disturbing
the Comfortable will range from paintings and photographs to sculptures and
bone carvings. The artists included in the show range in age from 17-65 and
will include; Kwadwo Adae, Vito Bonanno, Leila Crocket, Lisa Daly, Uber Dami,
Chuck Dorris, Mike Franzman, Barbara Harder, Jahmane, Dooley-O Jackson, Trevor
Lyon, Jim Martin, Alan Neider, Mike Ross, Liz Pagano, Damian Paglia, Carla
O’Grady Payson, Uma Terri Ramiah, Heidi Richard, Bill Saunders, JodiAnn
Strmiska, Katro Storm, and Jonathan Waters.