Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Artist Hubris

I've been reminded about this event, which I thought I missed the deadline for...lo and behold, I have one more day to submit:

"HUBRIS is a two-day event that celebrates performance work that embraces the notion of self-grandiosity, emphasizing the most narcissistic and self-indulgent aspects of the medium.  The event will take place at the Mobius Art Space (www.mobius.org) on July 16 and 17, 2010."

Mobius is a big deal to get into so if I submit and get in, I will feel a lot better about getting beat out by Black Pinto Horse at the gallery in Chelsea last month. HA!

I somewhat finished a bunch of beatiful/angry artwork I started this winter.  I could never figure out how to finish them.  I either figured out the violent part or the beautiful part but not all at once.  Some say a work of art is never truly completed.  You can't brood on perfecting your art for too long, it's best to make it, and get out when the vibe is gone. But supposing they're on your studio walls for 6 months staring you in the face, I needed to finish these for better or worse.   I need to move on thematically...God only knows what my new theme may be? I was thinking something between flowers and self portraits.  But truly I have no idea what direction to go in from here.  I just know I want to go in the right direction for me...

Is it bad when your own artwork makes even YOU feel uncomfortable?  I guess that's why people have journals that they don't let other people read. Because there is stuff in there that they don't want to admit to anyone, but you just gotta get it out of your system sometimes!  I'd post pics, but I actually think they're gonna sit out to dry and then go hide in a vault somewhere far away from the eyes of my friends and family.  It's so true, "artists have such pleasant things to say!"

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