I think you can see why her work interests me. It raises a challenge to invent new forms for the structures.
Immersed in the intensity of social struggle, both physical and mediated, subjected to the stifling intention of power to define our existence in terms of wealth and recognition, is the pursuit of simple individual gestures trite and naive or human and necessary?
I went to visit the following museums over the weekend:
Cao Fei’s work impressed me…
Here are some links I have been looking at:
https://www.dallaspotteryinvitational.com/ I am hoping to attend this exhibition/sale and I would recommend it for anyone interested in collecting pottery.
https://sfai.org/residencies/ A friend of mine is applying for this residency. The subject relates to the question of the social value of art and art as a force for change in society. Searching the artists and artist collective listed is an interesting entry into the world of socially focused content based art. It is also interesting to explore the Santa Fe Art Institute site to read about their mission and other activities.
http://www.themodern.org/interact-modern This is the blog page for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
https://art.unt.edu/article/opportunities/2018/visiting-artist-roberto-lugo-platform-public-lecture This is a UNT advertisement for a lecture by Robert Lugo that I did not attend but I did watch is youtube lecture at NCECA. This page can connect you to his website and other information about Robert. He is another artist interested in social activism in his work.
Robyn O’Niel lecture was good at the FW Modern! She seemed very authentic, articulate, and open, just like she is on her web site.
This is an example of the drawings I am doing on a daily basis that become the beginning of a development into other forms.
It has been about six months since my last post… I have spent those months based in Las Vegas New Mexico while on a faculty development leave from Tarrant County College Northwest Campus where I have been teaching for 10 years. The faculty at New Mexico Highlands University including David Lubdell and Todd Christenson especially have been amazing to work with and have aided the development of the FDL body of work in many ways.
One of the central ideas of the sabbatical proposal was to begin with a simple idea and develop it by questioning the process and visual outcome. Along the way questions about the social relevancy of individual expression emerged and some other side inquiries based on the past lineage of my work have captured my attention. Overall there has been a sustained development of the original idea into a variety of approaches.
In the coming months I will organize my thoughts and images, posting them to chronicle this development. To begin with I will post one of the drawings which I have been making 4-8 on a daily basis to the point where I am close to 1000 drawings. These drawings are the beginning of the most central exploration of the FDL body of work.