A painting exhibition by MFA candidates and recent MFA recipients at the Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago. Curated by Sergio Gomez.
ABOUT WET PAINT
The National Wet Paint Exhibition 2012 is an outlook and an overview of top MFA painting programs in the United States. Wet Paint refers to the idea that this is a fresh group of artists. They are MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) candidates and recent MFA recipients working primarily in the medium of painting. Now on its third year, this growing and highly competitive juried exhibition will bring to Chicago some of the most talented emerging artists in the country. Wet Paint 2012 is fully funded by the Zhou B. Art Center which makes it possible for graduate students to submit works for consideration at no cost. Wet Paint 2012 takes place from January 20 to March 10 in the spacious main gallery of the Zhou B Art Center. Wet Paint is juried and curated by Sergio Gomez, MFA. Wet Paint 2012 seeks to highlight traditional and experimental ways contemporary artists incorporate and embrace painting as their primary medium.
ABOUT THE ZHOU B ART CENTER
The Zhou B Art Center is a private, non-government funded art center designed to facilitate the exchange of contemporary art between Chicago and the international art community. The 87,000 square feet art center offers innumerable possibilities for exploring the arts in a charismatic location and collectively form an extravagant art center fusing culture and creativity. The Zhou B Art Center was founded in 2003 by the world renowned artists, the Zhou Brothers. It is now home to several exhibition spaces, a cafe, an art store, galleries and artist studios. It has established itself as the premier venue for internationally recognized art shows and events and continues to galvanize the South Side and the Bridgeport neighborhood as the most interesting new area for the arts in Chicago. Visit our website at www.zbcenter.org.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Sergio Gomez, MFA is a recognized visual artist, designer, professor, entrepreneur and curator at the Zhou B Art Center. Sergio is owner/Director of 33 Contemporary Gallery in Chicago and founder as well as Director of VisualArtToday.com, a curated online exhibition space for international contemporary art. Sergio has curated and organized a number of exhbitions at home and abroad. Sergio believes in the importance of providing a world class exhibition forum for emerging national talent. With the Zhou B Art Center as its venue, Sergio Gomez presents the National Wet Paint Exhibition 2012 as a platform for emerging contemporary painting.
Wet Paint Exhibiton
Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago
Curated by Sergio Gomez, MFA
January 20 to March 10, 2012
Opening Reception: January 20, 2012