Exhibition - The Daily

Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 at 1:00pm

John Slade Ely Center for Contemporary Art
51 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT 06501

Curated by Sharon Butler

The Ely Center of Contemporary Art announces The Daily, an exhibition comprised of sixteen artists culled from our Open Call 2020, as curated by Two Coats of Paint’s Sharon Butler.

The sixteen participating artists for The Daily were selected from a pool of over 300 submissions to ECOCA’s Open Call. The selected artists include Rick Albee, Eric Anthony Berdis, Matthew Best, Daniel Bohman, Shelby Charlesworth, Douglas Degges, Amy Faris, EK Lee, Elizabeth Mead, Robert Oehl, Anne Russinof, Joseph Salerno, Jean Scott, Rita Valley, and Claire Watson.

The Daily as an exhibition zeroes in on themes of “materiality, ritual and the structure of daily life,” Butler describes. “‘The Daily’ is broadly about paying attention, living in the present, and counting time – which of course marches on. Sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in an hour, twenty-four hours in a day. Before you know it, a brave new decade unfolds.”

A painter and arts writer, Butler is widely known as the founder of Two Coats of Paint, a project which includes an online art journal, an artist residency, and many other initiatives. The journal has been sponsored by numerous arts organizations including the Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Art Writers Program, and for the past two years has additionally been supported by reader contributions and advertising revenue.

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