Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
"I took an apartment near the state university where I discovered two things: methamphetamines and conceptual art, neither one of these things is dangerous but in combination they have potential to destroy entire civilizations.
[Former art friends] were still talking about pen and ink portraits and couldn’t seem to understand my desire to drag a heavy cash register through the forest…I hadn’t actually done it but it sounded like a good idea to me.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
"When I went to visit Ocean, I had just finished reading The Eclipse of Art, in his conclusion, Spalding promises that when the shadow of conceptualism passes, we will be dazzled by the imaginative light of the artists working in our backyard.
I put this to Ocean, but he is having none of it, of course: he has a nice life, his paintings are sought by collectors, and in any case he finds the current climate much healthier than the Eighties, "when everything was so referential, and everyone was walking around with Gogol sticking out of their pockets. Not that there's anything wrong with Gogol." In any case, Ocean is perfectly content to let history sort it all out. "I mean, people don't look at a Rembrandt and think, 'Well, I don't know what to make of that.' And they're not interested just because he's old, either. You look at a Rembrandt and your knees shake. That's what it's about."
Friday, March 18, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Rebekah Templeton Gallery has just begun an online inventory gallery of sorts which is pretty cool. Work that has been exhibited in the space previously or other work by artists which have shown there have work available online. Some of my pieces from the show last spring are listed.
They are also holding an open call for new artists. It's a great space with some of the nicest people in the art community I've met. There is also an interactive performance piece this Saturday which includes an old typewriter and the ability to send personal letters via the artist. Check it all out here...