Double Take: The Body Double at Frederik Meijer Sculpture Gardens

Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture  opened at the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Gardens on September 19, in conjunction with ArtPrize.  Given its distance from the downtown hub of activity, it likely escaped the attention of many people who would otherwise appreciate such an exhibit.  Fortunately, there is still a month left before it closes … Continue reading

Challenging the Artworld 2% Part 2: Why I no longer think Art Critics are Creeps

I’ll admit that I found something perverse about art critics.  How can an individual who has never made art, earn his livelihood by offering opinions about the handiwork of artists, or the decisions of  curators? I attributed their lack of qualification to a disregard for art in general, and artists in particular.  Several recent experiences … Continue reading

Challenging the Artworld 2%: Reflecting on Jerry’s Saltz’ Assessment of the ArtPrize model, Part 1

Art critic Jerry Saltz’ ArtPrize speaker presentation on October 1, was very similar to the one he’d delivered at Expo Chicago on September 20th. He discussed his career and the path that eventually brought him to be an art critic, offered his advice to artists, threw in several good analogies, and included enough art history … Continue reading