Friday, November 23, 2012

favorite artists ... culled from Facebook ...

some folks to look at ...

Ad Reinhardt
Ellsworth Kelly
Alfred Jensen
Le Corbusier
Tom Nozkowski
Jackson Pollock
Mark Rothko
Gene Davis
PBS - Remembering Abstract Color field Painter Kenneth Noland
Sam Gilliam
Larry Poons
Pat Steir
Rudolf Stingel
Jack Whitten

Donald Judd
Richard Serra
Anish Kapoor
James Turrell

Petrus Christus (portrait of a Carthusian monk)
Master of the Osservanza
James Ensor
Philip Guston
Ed Ruscha
Frederick Church
Vincent Van Gogh
Charles Burchfield
Mauricio Lasansky (the Nazi Drawings)
Willem DeKooning
Robert Rauschenberg (especially erased DeKooning Drawing)
Larry Rivers
Anselm Kiefer
Arnulf Rainer
Kerry James Marshall

Marcel Duchamp
Gertrude Stein
Joseph Beuys
Laurie Anderson

Eva Hesse
Yayoi Kasama
Robert Smithson
Hannah Wilke
Ana Mendieta
Yoko Ono

Jeremy Blake
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Cai Guo-Qiang

Mel Chin

Lillian Beyond Reach

Saturday, November 10, 2012

... engage

I am reengaging this blog ... and I hope others will too. I'm posting those things which privilege art and the thinking that goes on around art. So much distracts from this, it seems appropriate that there be spaces like this where this is the only focus. So links, resources, musings ... Saul Ostrow sent me a link to Tom Huhn's recommended reading list. It's a monthly list that you can subscribe to ... the readings are awesome. I wish I had more time to spend with them. Tom Huhn, Ph.D. Reading List

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Exhortation to make remarkable – September 14, 2011

Our chief charge as artists is to bring ourselves to our work … to extend through this work to an audience that which elicits passions within us … This is to some degree the nature of ambition for artists. How do I “take to the next level” … elevate above the expected those things I wish to give to my audience?

Every opportunity to make work, every opportunity to engage an audience, is a challenge to our ambitions. How do we achieve these? How do we make remarkable that which we do?

It is to us to exceed our own expectations, to exceed that which is adequate … to make exceptional.