Thursday, June 21

one million artists beating me at my games

Last night as I was leaving Andy and Nicole's "So You Think You Can Dance" party I picked up two volumes of "Modern Painters" he was tossing and was quickly shown three ways I am being beaten at my own aesthetics.


1. one million paintings of singular closed forms



Allan McCollum has a system to make enough unique shapes "for every person on the planet"




2. orange amorphous paintings leaning towards sculpture


I actually saw this Oursler show in Chelsea and so the shock happened in real life.




3. a tendency to tree installations



Kicking my butt with TreePants!


McCollum, Oursler, Coffin: 3
Clark: 0
All right, Modern Painters, you may have won this round! but maybe Art in America will make me feel better...

3 comments:

Cache said...

well, in each case, i'd honestly rather have yours.

stackingchairs said...

I'm still in your corner!! Hit 'em with your left jab!

"" said...

I agree - I'd rather have yours. Loved your show at the Anderson Gallery.