Call for Art: Who the Fuck is Erikson?
This show will be a multiplatform exhibition. The exhibition will be installed at The Bedroom's physical gallery space in Pennsylvania, as well as being digitally displayed on our website. The exhibition will open on July 17th with a Zoom reception from 7-9 PM EST!
Really, who the fuck is Erikson? Erik Erikson was a German-American psychologist most famously accredited for trademarking the phrase identity crisis. Erikson believed that this is one of the most important conflicts people face in development. Identity crisis is a time of intensive analysis and exploration of different ways of looking at oneself.
Now, what does Erikson's theory of identity crisis have to do with art? As artists, we have been institutionally told that we must create an artistic voice as a way to identify and brand ourselves. One of the hardest parts of being an artist is answering: Who the fuck am I? As artists, we are constantly adapting to new circumstances, responding to external stimuli, and just trying to make art. Whether we are conscious of it or not, our artist voices are always evolving. We are hesitant to create, let alone exhibit, work that goes beyond our preconceived ‘artistic voice.’ at The Bedroom Art Gallery, we say -- Fuck that.
Who the Fuck is Erikson? is an exhibition that is the antithesis of self-branding and artistic style. This exhibition allows artists to exhibit work that is stylistically, materially, or thematically in opposition to their ‘artistic voice.’ This exhibition encouraged artists to create artworks without the burden of its integration into their previous bodies of work.
Who the Fuck is Erikson? is juried by Devin Wilson, a recent BFA graduate of Boston University. All mediums of artwork will be considered.
Ask yourself: Who the Fuck am I?
There is no submission fee required to participate in this exhibition!
July 17–July 24, 2020 (both a digital and physical platform)
This is an open call, all are welcome to apply!
Applications must be received by Friday, July 3, 2020, at 11:59 PM. No late submissions will be accepted.
If You Are Selected
Selected works will need to be shipped and received by July 15th
Returning work after the exhibition
Artists are encouraged to donate their work to the private collection of The Bedroom but is not required. If artists would like to have their work returned to them, the artist must cover the cost of shipping. We apologize for the inconvenience. We look forward to launching The Bedroom as a major contemporary art gallery with the ability to provide free shipping and returns to its hard-working artists.
In return, the digital exhibition will be archival under our past exhibitions page on our website. The artists will also be featured on The Bedroom's Instagram page @thebedroomartgallery!
Sale of Artwork
At this time The Bedroom Art Gallery is unable to process sales from the gallery.