Ron Ewert and Josh Reames
September 15 – October 6, 2012
Opening: Saturday, September 15, 6-9pm
*The night of the opening we will hold a raffle for all works in the exhibition. Tickets are limited; there will be one raffle ticket per painting. Tickets for the raffle are $30.00. The raffle will take place around 8:30*
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, states, “Conventional wisdom is the body of ideas or explanations generally accepted as true by the public or by experts in a field. Such ideas or explanations, though widely held, are unexamined. Unqualified societal discourse preserves the status quo.”(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conventional_wisdom)
Why are paintings hung at eye level?
Why are paintings on canvas?
What is canvas?
Why is oil paint better than acrylic paint?
Why are individual paintings better than editioned prints?
Why is bigger better?
Why, if it aint good, make it red?
What’s the difference between a series and a multiple?
How did the painting cross the road?
Who wrote the book of painting?
Who in particular decided that walls should be white?
What is the ideal flooring material, texture, and color?
Funny how? What’s funny about it?
Match destination formatting?
How did we get here in the first place?
This show will feature 30+ collaborative paintings by Ron Ewert and Josh Reames installed on customized display units.
Josh Reames is an artist currently based in Chicago. He recently received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his BFA from the University of North Texas. His work has recently been included in exhibitions at Meulensteen (NYC), Dittrich & Schlechtreim (Berlin), the Green Gallery (Milwaukee), and the Hyde Park Art Center (Hyde Park). Upcoming shows include Andrew Rafacz Gallery (Chicago), Monya Rowe (NYC), and Circuit 12 Contemporary (Dallas) His work has been reviewed by Beautiful Decay, Artinfo, artcritical.com, and Chicagoartreview.com.
Ron Ewert is currently based in Chicago. He recently received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Peregrine Program (Chicago), Freies Museum (Berlin), Murdertown (Chicago), and Green Gallery (Milwaukee). Upcoming shows include Andrew Rafacz Gallery (Chicago), Monya Rowe (NYC), and (NYC) and Circuit 12 Contemporary (Dallas).