Sunday, September 23, 2007
Wow. Just.. wow. Egotism in the art world. :( Draw your conclusions, but I think both sides were being ridiculous. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/16/arts/design/16robe.html?ref=arts I do admit that the exhibit would have been awesome to see in person, however.. as long as those grenades were duds.
Albert and I went to the zoo today to shoot references for his work. It took me a while to warm up (as I haven't had time to use my camera as often as I would like), but after a couple of hours of playing around, I finally got a few nice ones. The prairie dogs were the most fun. :)
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Yay, 80 posts! :D I have a couple of exciting announcements also, so it's perfect timing. First off, some of my work has been accepted by Studio Gallery. So I will have a number of pieces up for purchase (including this small 2x3" pencil piece, and my Pop Top bottle caps) this November in Studio Gallery's annual "Tiny" show (I'll post the official postcard when I get them sometime in October). :) The show is renowned for having tons of super-affordable pieces too, so if you're an art collector (or are considering becoming one), that's one show you don't want to miss. Link to Studio Gallery And finally, there was a small press release today in the 96 hours segment of the San Francisco Chronicle that I'd like to share, it's for the "Works on Paper" show at Berkeley Art Center. So if you haven't seen the show yet, you have two days left to check it out!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Here's an interesting article on how the *function* of art has changed over time (from cave paintings to contemporary art). From representing gods on earth (idols), to inspiring piety, portraiture of the wealthy, to the examination of the subconscious. http://arts.guardian.co.uk/art/visualart/story/0,,2166939,00.html Reading things like this make me look at art and wonder where exactly we're trying to go next (or where can we possibly go next). Aside from the neo-surrealism/graffiti boom here in SF, I haven't noticed any real "movements".. Everyone just does their own thing, whether it be conceptual, or representational. :P And what function(s) are those artists trying to achieve? Hmm.. Edit> Sorry, didn't realize the link was not active until now.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I always say that I want to update this blog more frequently, and now I feel I should. I want to stay in touch, and if possible, I would like to journal some of the things I think about regularly as an artist, to, hopefully, reach out to others that may feel the same way. Hopefully it will also be somewhat encouraging, because being an artist is really scary when you think you're out there by yourself! My other goal is to offer some insight to the artist's way of living (and thinking) to those who aren't artists (photos of my studio, noted thoughts from First Thursdays). I find more and more every day that most people don't really understand what we do, and some don't really care. While I can't make people care about what I do, I would like to talk to those who are, at least, curious. Call it an early New Years resolution. So, that's it. I'll post some stuff shortly. I have a notebook full of ramblings and observations, and you can bet I'll also be posting some more works in progress (because I never post enough of those). P.S. If this sounds at all interesting, I recommend signing up to receive my blog updates in your mailbox. It's the easiest way to keep up with me and what's going on.