There is something inherently stupid about gentrified thinking. It’s a social position rooted in received wisdom, with aesthetics blindly selected from the presorted offerings of marketing and without information or awareness about the structures that create its own delusional sense of infallibility.
- Sarah Schulman in her book, The Gentrification of the Mind.
Forms 218-219. Sketches.
Mixed Media: Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrylic.
There are times when you need to make something simple, because everything else isn’t.
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"That is why I sometimes hate architects so much. To erect a building is such a brutal thing, such an act of aggression. Painting is never like that… One can look away. It is fortunate that one cannot turn one’s paintings into buildings."
Gerhard Richter, Interview with Dorothea Dietrich
, 1985 (via heathwest
Jessica Sanders, Saturation #4 & Saturation #5; 2013, 20x18, beeswax on stretched linen, from GRADE(climbing) @Makebish Gallery
NOVEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 3. 2013
Seth Adelsberger, Ryan Estep, Lane Hagood, Geoff Hippenstiel, Richard Jacobs, Kika Karadi, Jay Paavonpera, Jessica Sanders, and Jonathan Ryan Storm.
681 Washington St., Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12-6 or by Appointment
(Remote control and real time interaction with viewers), 2014 Ibon Mainar
Feminist Art Friday Feature: Kara Walker
Contemporary artist Kara Walker deals with the complicated issues of race, gender, and sexuality in her art pieces. These themes are often explored through her well-known silhouettes pieces. In her own words…
"I was really searching for a format to sort of encapsulate, to simplify complicated things…And some of it spoke to me as: ‘it’s a medium…historically, it’s a craft…and it’s very middle-class.’ It spoke to me in the same way that the minstrel show does…it’s middle class white people rendering themselves black, making themselves somewhat invisible, or taking on an alternate identity because of the anonymity … and because the shadow also speaks about so much of our psyche. You can play out different roles when you’re rendered black, or halfway invisible.” [Source]
"Art is the one place we all turn to for solace. We turn to it constantly, whether you are listening to music, or pop in a film; you want to escape reality, and if you thinking deeply, you want to engage in art in a complex way. Art allows us to navigate the more complicated parts of our lives in a way that is more palpable. We don’t go to the movies just to see a movie; we go for the experience. I’m very interested in the experience. Art has saved my life on a regular basis. I wanted to offer that experience to children, to enlist them, to show them the possibilities that are in the arts, to persuade them to pursue it for both their own personal salvation and for changing the way we are understood."