For Jack the Cat: First note (please leave the door open) by me; response note (No) by the director. GH
It happens, a website goes down and, along with it, the readership hours, article writing, comments, thoughts, images, debates, mistakes and good will it contains. It happened to me, recently. ‘Loopedosity’ is no more. I sighed some grief for about a week, then started on this new website. Nevertheless, along with losing my previous website, I basically lost […]
Sol LeWitt (one of the most famous so-called minimalist artists). About to close the door for the day. Looking forward to tomorrow.
About to open the door for the day.
… by Piet Mondrian, again. The space between opposites is intersubjective, that seeming unbridgeable gap between us. Closing the door, going home. Last week, next week, for the exhibition.
… said Piet Mondrian, that hip abstract artist who used to read Hegel. About to walk down the corridor and open the door for the day.
About to close the door and walk back down the corridor with this sentence in mind by Donald Judd from perhaps the most famous art essay, ever. Donald Judd was one of the first to make art out of intersubjective space, the space between opposites, the space between oneself and another.
In other words, if it were not for you there could not be me. The space between us enables us to reason, to feel, to breath; it is intersubjective space. Opening thought for today as I walk down the corridor to the studio door.
You’ll have to excuse the nasty looking signs that say ‘please don’t place your wine or food on the table’, but I’m a little anxious the watercolours might easily be ruined. You see, the porosity of watercolour paper allows it to absorb pigmented water very easily. While this is a characteristic of most paper, I […]
Okay, Okay – let’s face it. The purveyors of art etiquette in this artworld of ours have won. All you diplomats of the curatorial unspoken word who hold artists hostage to unpronounced exhibition terms – have succeeded. Victory is in the air, your silent, courtly codes and enfeebling procedures are now empowered. Etiquette has well […]
Deception is in the eye of the beholder, the beauty of which can be seen in the work of Bridget Riley. For example, take her painting Cantus Firmus, 1972-3, presently on view in ‘Bridget Riley: Paintings and drawings 1961-2004’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney. From a distance we see a vertically aligned […]