“Involuntary Painting Top Ten” Exhibition

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KUSTERA PROJECTS presents the exhibition INVOLUNTARY PAINTING TOP TEN organized by Millree Hughes and Jayme Lynn Aumann.

The exhibition will include digital prints of the top ten most popular posts on Millree Hughes’ and Paul Conneally’s social media art project Involuntary Painting taken over the last five years, from April 1st, 2013, to November 12th, 2017. The project was originally conceived as a collection of random art-ish events that were named Involuntary Paintings and posted on Facebook. At the beginning it was all kinds of things and then grew rapidly into a foment of images from all over the world. Eventually it settled down to a very loose, sometimes pareidolic take on our surroundings. Photos of crumbly walls, tagged and rotten doors, and a host of surfaces that look kind of like gestural abstract painting. Certain people had continually posted incredible images and most of them are not in this show. What is popular is hard to predict.

The INVOLUNTARY PAINTING TOP TEN show is a theoretical statement rather than a curated one. It answers the question, what do 7,000 people think an Involuntary Painting is? It was always a very hypothetical term. The Involuntary Painting Facebook Page is itself a work of art. All the comments, all the posts, the spats and the jokes. It is a communal social media organism that constructs, influences, and motivates both the nature and the popularity of the posts.



from December 05, 2018 to December 15, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-12-08 from 18:00 to 20:00

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