Artlab 23 party

March 8, 2007 at 9:49 am (art, culture, interesting, life, teaching)

FYI… if you’re around, this might be something to go to:

The BFA Fine Arts and Art History Departments at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents the redesigned Artlab23.net, an online visual arts journal devoted to contemporary art theory and practice.

You are invited to the Launch Party.
Thursday March 15, 2007

Room 603c, 133-141 W. 21st Street, New York, NY.
6-8 pm.

*Programming note (aka, housekeeping): I’m rearranging things a bit on here based on where I see I’m getting traffic from, at least temporarily. So for now, I’m pushing my art to the fore a bit and my insane ramblings to the back, or at least that’s the plan…

2 Comments

  1. Andrew said,

    I like the “insane” ramblings myself. For me, it makes the art more real some how. I don’t know if that makes sense or not or that this too is more insane rambling, but I think it’s the same reason that I will read artist biographies. It shows a real side to the act of making art. I think far too often artists become almost deified and their work is takes on a quality of becoming born of motherless perfection.

    But that’s just my two cents.

  2. amywilson said,

    I totally agree with you. Actually, this is a trait that I really like about myself as an artist – the fact that I put myself really out there and make myself pretty vulnerable in a way that can (and has) been used against me (albeit, very occasionally). And I think it helps in my teaching that I stay this open and talking constantly, because it helps my students to see the process that all artists go through; that paintings don’t just pop into existence, they take time and worry and discussion and etc.

    The only thing is, part of making myself vulnerable and open is that I also have to occasionally temper that with various actions meant to protect myself. Sometimes it feels great to be really open and “out there” and sometimes it just feels like I’m victimizing myself, or taking risks purely to take risks or setting myself up for a fall. I’m taking this all way too seriously because I take the act of being so open so seriously, so this all results in some serious business for me… if that makes any sense.

    So basically, I’m just chilling for a moment. I will definitely be back to rambling soon enough (if the above can be taken as any indication!). Thank you so much for your comment – I really value and appreciate your opinion.

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