Spray It Loud
The Hole’s summer exhibition highlights a playful new medium.
In 2009 Kathy Grayson, then a director at Deitch Projects, was tasked with helping Tauba Auerbach turn the gallery’s Williamsburg warehouse outpost into a veritable spray booth to enable the artist to make the first of her “Fold” gradient paintings. “There was plastic everywhere and it was very serial killer-y and cool and weird,” recalls Grayson, who went on to visit many similar studio environs in the ensuing years, culminating in a stop this spring at the bright white, “clean room-like” Bushwick studio of Brooklyn artist Zane Lewis. Now, Grayson’s gallery, The Hole, is highlighting the spray trend with a vibrant summer group show, Go With the Flow .“We don’t usually do shows about tools because it’s a very literal way to do a show, but the works made with this tool are so diverse,” she says. “Spray tools allow you to make seamless color shifts and that has something to do with digital aesthetics.” Grayson is turning the entirety of the gallery into a spray booth with the walls, ceilings, and floors all draped in plastic, the paintings hung over the sheets. “It’s feeling very Dexter in here,” she says.
Go With the Flow runs from July 10 to August 17 at The Hole NYC, 312 Bowery.