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July 29 to August 26, 2006


PAINTALLICA

featuring Dan Attoe, Jesse Albrecht, Jamie Boling, Tim Bowman, Brandon Buckner, Jeff Decker, Bill Donovan, Jeremy Tinder, Josh Wilichowski



installation view, Easter 2004

Paintallica
is a roving collaborative group of artists founded and directed by Dan Attoe, Jamie Boling and Bill Donovan. The sole mission of Paintallica is to mold random crap into something cool. Paintallica shows, influenced heavily by pop culture, incorporate drawing, painting, sculpture plus things, as well as stuff. Their materials come from Wal-Mart, lumberyards and garbage bins and their members from all over. For their show at Western Exhibitions, the men and women of Paintallica will utilize the talents of a video artist, a cartoonist, an editor of a nudist magazine, a ceramicist/Iraq war vet, a video game designer and a Fulbright scholar/designer, among other trained artists. Four of them ride Harleys. There is no predetermined direction to a Paintallica installation, which always start with a drawing session, followed by a trip to get supplies, then an all-nighter of alchemy. The resulting collection of artifacts easily fills a space and often incorporates the gallery walls, ceiling and floor. Some elements are site specific and some exist independently.

From the Paintallica manifesto:

Don't be fooled though, we don't give a shit about your art, your politics or your whiny, black-horn rimmed, Prada-wearing ass.
We are Paintallica


installation view, Halloween 2005



 

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