So, I’m waiting to hear about a couple of art things, one which could be kind of big news. Well, actually both of them are. One is a curatorial opportunity that I hope might change some of the perceptions people have about me in regards to my artwork. At least, I am hoping that it would be enough of a jolt to help me regain some credibility.
Ok, I&’m sorry to tease you so but I don’t want to talk about it in more, in case it’s rejected, which I am beginning to fear. If this one falls through, I’m going to rewrite the proposal to be more general in concept. My second idea which would be 1) easier 2)most likely not edgy 3) not nearly as fun would have been an exhibit proposal for sister/artists.
Anyhow, in the last couple of years, every since I did the bulldog art project (like the cows in chicago), I’ve been feeling discouraged artistically in my town. Just getting my name/exhibits listed in the local arts paper has been nearly impossible lately. Outside of my town, success. Thankfully, the blotter is distributed here and jointed published in the region. So that will help, but Here, my success is completely separate from any media coverage. Heck, I no longer can even get listed in the calendar, which is absolutely absurd considering the other things I see listed in it. I have become suspicious lately that the editor (who absolutely hates the dog project and I am beginning to believe all of the artists associated with it…) is conveniently losing my listings, photos, etc. Maybe not. Maybe it is just concidence.
Now, I have my own feelings about the dog project, but I am proud of the work that I did. It was a challenging medium to work in (6 feet long, by 3 feet wide, by 3 feet tall, fiberglass) but it was fun. It was a little restrictive artistically but a good experience overall.
This is something I have been thinking about for a while and may be kind of hard for people who only see me as one of the bulldog artists, to understand but for those of you who know me a little better, not surprising.