AUGUST 11: CATCH A GLIMPSE OF ME
In the series ‘BARRY invites artists initiatives’ we present KIND REGARDS with the group show Catch a Glimpse of Me
“The first aerosol spray can patent was granted in Oslo in 1926 to Erik Rotheim, a Norwegian chemical engineer. In 1931 the patent rights were sold to a United States company for 100,000 Norwegian kroner.
In 1949, Edward Seymour added paint to the existing aerosol can technology at his wife’s suggestion. It was initially designed to demonstrate an aluminum paint he developed. Aerosol paint leaves a smooth, evenly coated surface, unlike many rolled or brushed paints. Standard sized cans are portable, inexpensive and easy to store.
Spray paint has had a major influence on the way suburban youth express their feelings. The spray can provides an individual with an object that has obtained a status equal to rebellion and heroism. Although the rebellion has turned into objectification and become a commodity, the object itself remains untouched. The object speaks to us as if it wants to tell us; It’s okay. Don’t worry. Catch a glimpse of me while I rotate in eternity and try to embrace my rebellion like status. Don’t hate. Congratulate”.
Matthijs Diederiks 2012
Saturday August 11 from 20:00 till 23:00.
After the opening the exhibition can be visited daily until Friday August 17 from 12:00 till 18:00.
More information about Kind Regards here