Dike Blair. Untitled, 1990, gouache, pencil, and spray paint on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Feature Inc., New York.

Tonight – Wednesday April 28th at 6pm Bad at Sports’ own Tom Sanford moderates a multi-generational panel on painting. The discussion takes place at apexart in New York and is the second live event presented in conjunction with the exhibition Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me It’s Raining, organized by Bad at Sports. Full details below….

Moderated by Tom Sanford, painter and Bad at Sports correspondent

Kamrooz Aram
Dike Blair
Holly Coulis
David Humphrey
Deborah Kass

These “Painters of Painting,” representing various generations of New
York painters, are all prominent voices among their cohort who enlist
a wide variety of approaches to the medium. They will discuss the
current concerns in painting as well as painting’s enduring relevance
as a humanistic and idiosyncratic antidote to the prevailing corporate
culture of consensus and commodification.

In conjunction with the exhibition Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me it’s
Raining curated by Bad at Sports & will be recorded for podcast on an
upcoming edition of the Bad at Sports Podcast (AKA the Amanda Browder

Kamrooz Aram was born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1978, and received his MFA
from Columbia University in 2003. Aram’s works bring together
traditional, modern and contemporary cultural references to create
images reflecting the complexity of contemporary life. His work has
been shown in museums and galleries around the world and featured and
reviewed in numerous publications. In spring 2010 his work will be
featured in the group exhibition Self-Consciousness in Berlin at
VeneKlasen Werner, co-curated by Peter Doig and Hilton Als. Aram lives
and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Dike Blair is a painter and sculptor who lives and works in NYC and
Hortonville, NY. He teaches painting at RISD and has contributed
articles to a number of magazines.

Holly Coulis lives and works in Brooklyn. She was born in Canada and
received her MFA in Boston. Her work can be seen at Cherry and Martin
Gallery in LA.

David Humphrey is a New York artist represented by Sikkema Jenkins &
Co. An anthology of his art writing, Blind Handshake, was released by
Periscope Publishing this year.

Deborah Kass’ paintings examine the intersection of art history,
popular culture and the self. She received her BFA in Painting at
Carnegie-Mellon University, studied at the Whitney Museum Independent
Study Program, and the Art Students’ League. Her work is in museum
collections throughout the U.S. and numerous public and private
collections and has been shown nationally and internationally. She is
a Senior Critic in the Yale University MFA Painting Program and is
represented by Vincent Fremont and the Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Claudine Isé