Sunday, December 29, 2013

More My Art History

Becoming Blackish on KBOO

Blackfish Gallery turns 35 this year. Opening on December 31st is their "Becoming Blackfish" exhibition. Members Stephan Soihl, Barbara Black and Paul Missal (who will show in the back room) will be my guests on Art Focus this coming Tuesday, the 31st.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Mary Chomenko Hinckley on KBOO

Listen to the interview here.

Mary Chomenko Hinckley has a show up at Augen Gallery right now, titled Gates of Venice and Beyond: Studies in Pattern and Color. She will be my guest on Art Focus this coming Tuesday, the 17th.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

My Art History

Cutting into my old ancient art history text from 1976 has given me great joy and satisfaction.
Someone told me that Janson never allowed one female artist in his histories of art while he still lived. 

Can anyone confirm that? If so, no wonder I am having fun rewriting art history. These collages are tiny and are hopefully a prototype for another body of work on a larger scale.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christine D'Arcy + the Oregon Arts Commission

I've been following the news of the firing of Christine D'Arcy from the Oregon Arts Commission.

There is an emphasis on the inner workings and mystification of bureaucracies. I know nothing about that and even the reporters seem to find little of conclusive nature.

But I am rather surprised that artists themselves haven't made any public statements one way or another. So I shall: D'Arcy made a huge impact in my life, in my career as an artist. Of course I'll never know if she was actually in the room when the big "YES" was made towards my projects. I can only observe that the OAC gave me support at very critical junctures in my career. They helped my work get to New York and Art Basel. That's a big circle too - not just about us getting to know elsewhere, but about elsewhere getting to know us.