What do you think of museums that have most of their collections in storage?
“Subject matter is not necessarily an obstacle to ‘seeing’ pure form and color. Since I am committed to openness, my works are constructed to perform in as many ways as anyone wants them to. As time goes on and the things they ‘represent’ vanish from daily use, their purely formal character will be more evident: […]
“painting gives no guarantee that any message it contains will remain intact, despite attempts to permanently endow materiality with meaning.”
To Artists: What would be your perfect studio space?
“Research has consistently shown that fewer than 20% of art museum leadership positions are held by people of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, or multiracial backgrounds. One reason for this disparity is the limitations on access, and another is a limitation on resources. By providing paid summer internships to students who want to explore a […]
“When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you – a tree, a house, a field, or whatever. Merely think, ‘here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow,’ and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color […]
“It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.”
“The pictures come to me in my mind, and if to me it is a worthwhile picture I paint it I do over the picture several times in my mind and when I am ready to paint it I have all the details I need.”
“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”
If you’re an artist, at what point did you start calling yourself an ‘artist’? If you’re not an artist, at what point do you call another person an ‘artist’?
“[Art says] everything that one can say about man and the world. Besides, they make us understand that there is something that one cannot know.” (Rodin: Sculpture & Drawings by Catherine Lampert)
“People bring their own skills at reading language to reading language, skills at understanding poetry– meter, rhythm, imagery. If you’re not skilled you read it on one level, if you’re more skilled you begin to read it on another. and generally we are illiterate visually, which is one issue that I’m trying to address, and […]
“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”
What do you think about looking at art through virtual reality technology? Do you think this technology would make more people interested in art? Do you think virtual reality could ‘replace’ a visit to a museum?
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Are infographics (graphs, charts, signs, diagrams) art? Are artists better at making infrographics than other people, such as scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians?
“We’re getting closer and closer to being able to create at the speed of creative thought. I want there to be no such thing as reality or fantasy; I want it all to just be.”
What is your opinion of art galleries being placed in working-class neighborhoods? Are they a sign of gentrification?
“There are many great women artists. And we shouldn’t still be talking about why there are no great women artists. If there are no great, celebrated women artists, that’s because the powers that be have not been celebrating them, but not because they are not there.”
How do you decorate for the holiday season? What holiday decorations do you love and hate to see?
Which children’s book has your favorite illustrations?
What your favorite artwork in your house? Take a picture and post it in the comments below.
“If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”
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“I am my own muse.” Photo Credit: Damijan Fric (website)