Monday, October 20, 2008
Space Between ? I dunno.
Rifles and Weenies
Bourbon Street Boogie
Space Between : DOCs Gallery New Orleans
Okay. I am an art dealer. I deal in art. In New Orleans we only have one art critic Doug MacCash. These are the shows that he constantly likes to review. He never reviews anyone on Magazine Street and rarely reviews anything that is not so contemporary as to make it a really hard sell for those of us who can not afford to just have questionable, cool but questionable see art on our gallery walls.
I am not a fan of Digital printmaking. I guess it’s because I feel that it is so conceptual that I am not really sure that the artist is a talented artist or is just a talented photo shopper. When I listen to the “justification” of Space Between yeah I get it, but it seems like a lot of bull shit. Blah- de- blah- blah -blah.
I also wonder if the art critic did not give the favorable push, would anyone buy this type of work. I guess I am asking would you put this up on a wall at your home. At your office? I am speaking more of the Space Between show than the digital prints that I have put up as pictures.
Perhaps I need to reconsider being in the art business, I have enough of a hard time selling realistic fine contemporary art, all done without the aid of a computer. Yet it would seem that Derek Cracco is well collected so I would assume that means people are buying his work.
I am feeling very discouraged right about now.