These ink paintings are from Bittleson's 2006 exhibition "RESIDENCY" where he performed and collaborated with the gallery attendees by sleeping through his opening reception in a bed constructed as a painting surface, where assistants in white coats facilitated the visitors to start paintings that would meet the sleeping artist in dreams.
Bittleston performed asleep for five hours of his opening, only opening his eyes when all visitors had left.
When Bittleston "awoke" he transformed the 81 paintings while remaining in the gallery space for a month.
Gallery visitors came through and observed Bittleston as he worked on the dream paintings on the surface around his giant bed.
The transformed paintings were exhibited at a closing reception.
These paintings are where Bittleston met the gallery visitors in black and white dreams.
Below: closing reception brochure, with painting before-and-after photos.