I don’t know how I feel about reaching the half-century mark; I only know I don’t know is not a feeling. I spent time thinking about how to mark this special occasion— every gay deserves his 50th— and found the answer in front of me.
1969 Gallery marks the 50th birthday of owner/director Quang Bao with Give It To Me Good, a group exhibition of paintings and works on paper by 1969’s roster of represented artists— Cristina BanBan, Keiran Brennan Hinton, Coady Brown, and Anthony Cudahy.
“The exhibition title cuts both ways,” Bao said. “Asking my four artists to make A+ paintings prompted by my rite of passage is asking them to show how much they love and appreciate me. Rarely can a person pass such a test but I love these four artists and their new works, altogether on the walls of the Gallery to make the exhibit into an occasion."