Sean McCarthyDavid ArmacostcatCody HoltBrutal Doodle
Brutal Doodle
An Exhibition Featuring 45 Artists
September 10th - October 1st

Opening Reception:
Saturday September 10th 7 - 10pm

Fountian Studios is pleased to announce Brutal Doodle, an exhibition curated by Alex DeMaria (MassArt 2007), Jack Schneider (SMFA 2010) and Todd White (SMFA 2009). This exhibition presents the “doodle” as subject matter- a much practiced but overlooked aspect of many contemporary artists’ studio practice. Doodling is distinct from sketching or preliminary drawings in that it taps into something humbler and more personal. Springing forward from a subconscious moment in time, the doodle occupies a place outside of intentionality, at times succumbing to “failure” or incompleteness. This means that doodles often get relegated to unseen places, never to be shown; yet it is in this very uncertain place that the value and energy of the doodle resides.
The curatorial approach taken for this unique exhibition resembles a meandering doodle in its own right. The curators each selected three artists to participate in the show. Those nine artists selected two more and each of those eighteen artists selected one more. This curatorial process results in a web-like network of artists from around the country