Tuesday, June 12, 2007

more on Nancy Baker

I was reading that Nancy Baker believes that Solipsism is a means of survival. Perhaps this is revealed in her paintings.

Luis Camnister says that she is: "... maybe, a non-academic painter who, in her wish to poke her finger in the wrong places, fakes academic painting. She manages to have it both ways, doing impeccable work and also making fun of it.”

I am always a little curious about doing what they call “academic” work - meaning, I guess, rendering well, in traditional means. Does there always have to be a catch? Must one always poke fun at something? I want to ask Nancy about that. I’m not saying that is wrong, but I wonder if that is always her intent.

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