“Deceptive Clarity” – EN EM Art Space – Sacramento, CA

En Em Art Space is pleased to present joint solo exhibitions of new works by Joyce Nojima and Kayla Cloonan. Please join us October 10th, 6 – 9 pm for a reception. We hope to see you there! “Deceptive Clarity explores the fine line between chaos and energetic expression. Cloonan’s paintings – which consist of… Continue reading “Deceptive Clarity” – EN EM Art Space – Sacramento, CA

Artist Journal #14

12/20/13 Angry Drawing (Lg scale 2) It began with an unfinished and unsuccessful crumpling of primed canvas. It needed an element of collage; a physicality of deeper layers. I felt as if I was digging- masking and scraping the colors like soil and gold. The pearl white was like a shimmering of frost/snow/ice – beneath… Continue reading Artist Journal #14

Commentary on Conceptual Art: Chapter 6

“…the authority that declares a war is intimately related to the authority that declares what is art and what is not. Both had power invested in their language.” Joseph Beuy’s “…was sacked from the Dusseldorf academy in 1972 because he let anyone join his course who applied for it.” “Education for him should never be… Continue reading Commentary on Conceptual Art: Chapter 6

The Triumph of Anti-Art: Chapter 5

William Anastasi: Talk About Dumb Anastasi: “The drawings were made of dots. I found that if I didn’t look where I was putting the dots, it turned out better then if I did look.” McEvilley: “You got better results with your eyes closed?” A: “A thousand times better.” In regards to Modernism ending A: “I… Continue reading The Triumph of Anti-Art: Chapter 5

Progress in the Studio

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The following works are preliminary elements from a course entitled Conceptual Art Practice. Beginning with free association writing, the assignment develops from words to images, and later into sound and video. Chance operations facilitated much of what is involved in these experiments.

The Triumph of Anti-Art: Chapter 1 & 2

Kant, Duchamp, and Dada: The Background Anti (prefix): “opposite, against” along with “in exchange, instead.” In order to create work that is against painting or against art, you have to understand what has previously been defined as painting and art. I agree entirely with Duchamp’s proposition that taste is a habit and “the repetition of… Continue reading The Triumph of Anti-Art: Chapter 1 & 2

Commentary on Sol Lewitt’s Paragraphs on Contemporary Art and Sentences on Contemporary Art

Paragraphs Sol Lewitt’s “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art” was a nice slice of information on the basic ideas behind what defines conceptual art. Conceptual work often denies faculties of skill or craftsmanship, any sense of logic and brings the work outside the concerns of formal structure. This idea that the work doesn’t have to be rejected… Continue reading Commentary on Sol Lewitt’s Paragraphs on Contemporary Art and Sentences on Contemporary Art