IF WALLS COULD TALK: An Experiential Illustration Event at The Gladstone Hotel
The Gladstone Hotel and curator Leila Courey are pleased to announce the forthcoming If Walls Could Talk, a juried exhibition of experiential illustration that features work by emerging and established artists. The show will be on public display at the Gladstone Hotel from March 6–16, 2014. Selected projects use illustration—or other art forms related to it—to occupy or alter the hotel’s 2nd floor gallery and public spaces, in dramatic, conceptual, and experimental ways.
In May, the Gladstone’s website hosted the exhibition’s national call for submissions, with promotional support provided by media sponsor Applied Arts Magazine. In August, Leila and the exhibition’s jurists, listed below, reviewed, discussed, and selected proposals. Leila has collaborated with each participant to designate specific rooms and public spaces, and has lent support to each artist through the development of their projects.
2014 Participating Artists:
Beata Kruszynski | Betty Zhang |Jen Spinner & Hazel Eckert | Jennifer Ilett | Kat Gomboc & Rebecca Ladds | Kerry Zenter | Mike Ellis | Min Gyo (Daniel) Chung | Nat Janin | P.K. (Adam Hilborn) | Rachael Ashe | Sawhorse Design with Adrian Forrow & Tyler John | Selena Wong
Ari Elkouby, creative director, Zulu Alpha Kilo | Diti Katona: partner, creative director, Concrete Design | Gary Taxali: fine artist, illustrator | Jason Logan: creative director, Rogers Publishing |Mikey Richardson: partner, creative director, Jacknife Design | Paul Dallas: chair of Illustration, OCAD University | Virginia Johnson: illustrator, textile designer, and founder, Virginia Johnson Lifestyle
For press and media inquiries please contact Managing Director – Artistic Projects, Britt Welter-Nolan