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
All right, Modern Painters, you may have won this round! but maybe Art in America will make me feel better...