Photography 2.0: an essay by Jackie Brethen Leishman on the occasion of Pixelism, an exhibition of works by Brett Sykes at the Thanksgiving Point Art Institute Photography is often overlooked in the discussion of fine art. Only recently have some photographs demanded the high prices/notoriety the other art […]
In “Criticism in the Moment” (January edition), Geoff Wichert provides one critical perspective on the state of today’s art criticism. The essay is thought-provoking, and I rather enjoy Wichert’s prose. However, though his focus is LACMA’s exhibition Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images (through March 4, […]
What a foolish question. Of course, artists have to sell their works in order to make a living – you know, pay the bills, feed the family, and have some fun in life. However, marketing a product, be it art or automobiles, can have a major influence on […]
Exploring the concept that freedom is the basis of all creativity, whether in the consciousness of an artist or in the process of nature. “An artist has to be free to create whatever he or she wants.” Ric Collier, Director Salt Lake Art Center “In wildness is the […]
Why is art so damn expensive?!”
Apart from the obvious answer — that artists are the most important tier of society, providing the community the lens with which to look upon their souls, and should be appropriately compensated for their all-important work — we decided to examine this proverbiaal question and see if we couldn’t find an answer or two.
An article by Raphael Rubinstein in the March issue of Art in America entitled “A Quiet Crisis” caught my eye recently. In the article, Rubinstein lamented the growing trend for criticism to do everything but critique. “As a critic,” he wrote “lately I’ve begun to feel that something […]
by Jean Arnold For those pursuing creativity, the path of development is rarely straight. What can seem like a sudden, dramatic change may actually be years in the making, and the result of much trial and error. So it has been with my work. This summer, I had a […]