June, 2018 – As I’m trying to find the balance between new oil paintings and writing in studio, things are starting to hit exciting points in both areas! This summer has been laying the groundwork for the next 6-24 months of work for me. Sometimes in studio, things take turns you don’t expect.
June, 2018: Here’s the latest updates from the art world, stories I found to entertain, educate and horrify you. Today’s links look at color, and then falls into the malaise of following artists trying to make money. Take a look around and see what’s happening in the art world:
Sometimes strange side projects (especially writing projects) take on a life of their own and become the main focus. These projects shuffle their way to center stage and keep the other ideas simmering in the background for a little bit. These side projects help reinvigorate me, and allows me reevaluate the main focus of my work. The result is usually a more focused, better and refreshed way of doing things.
Here’s some of the latest goings on in the art world.
- I’ll just leave this link here. I really can’t tell you what I think of this.
- Neanderthals made art before humans did!
- Stanley Spencer is an amazing painter I’ve always admired. He was also, sadly, a broken man.
- I randomly ran across this sketch by Turner in London’s Tate Museum of a version of one of my favorite Titian paintings I’ve ever seen in person. (Here’s the version I saw in Munich, here’s the version that I think Turner drew from)
- I really hate crass, stupid, mindless political art. Especially if it’s poorly done by a celebrity.
- I hate it when Arts and Entertainment budgets get overrun by Sports. They’re pretty separate industries in every way, and only one of them is a handout for billionaires. Good luck Austin! I’m sure development won’t run every artist out of town!
- After teaching both children and adults to paint and draw for the past 14 years, one of the worst things I can ever hear is some ignoramus standing in front of some modern art in a museum and commenting, “My kid can do this.”. The ignorance drives me absolutely insane. But this is probably one of the times I can honestly say, “I know so many kids that would be offended if they did that.” Keep your scribblings on your refrigerator and stick to your performance art, thank you very much.
- Security in museums is laughable. And sadly, stupid people do stupid things.
- Hyperallergic checks in with an interesting look at the segregation of women in the 19th century art world.
- Saving Eastern Europe’s concrete monoliths.
- Even indoor lacrosse players are getting into the art racket. Everybody knows where the dollars are! (Um, tennis balls aren’t normally used to make too much art)
February, 2018 – I spent the first half of the month finishing up a bunch of work for my show at Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence, Kansas. The show opens on Final Friday on February 23rd. You can take a look at all the information about ‘Bulls On Parade‘ here, and continue reading to see what I’ve been up to in studio.
In today’s installment, the simple theme is Love. While ten songs can’t be comprehensive, it can give a quick little range of songs from all over the place.