Monday, August 9, 2010

August: Too Hot To Argue About The Political-Economy

This is August. A time in Cincinnati when it is almost too hot to think, and certainly too hot to argue about the political-economy. I am working on a few paintings, and having fun in the knowledge that I don't know what I am doing, but boy is it fun trying. There is a juried art show coming up towards the end of the month that I can enter 4 paintings for $25. As they said on Central Avenue in the late 40's, "such a deal." Entering and having one or more of your paintings accepted are two different things. What the painter thinks is good, the judge(s) may not agree. I am going to enter 4 paintings that I would place in the political satire genre. What if the judge(s) does not think paintings should deal with politics in the 21st century? What if the judge is a Minimalist. If that be the case, I guess I might not be in this show. On the other hand, if the judge(s) sees a connection between my work and the history of icons and images from an earlier period in western art, then perhaps if my execution isn't too bad, I might find a painting or two accepted for the show. So, if I am not writing something on my blog, then perhaps I am painting or playing golf or selling my Ski Cincinnati t-shirts, the sponsor of this blog. Fall and cooler weather is just around the corner, and then before you know it, it will be time for my 50th high school reunion.

Stay tuned.


Butch said...

I agree, too hot. Must think cool.

Julie Schuler said...

Best of luck with the show.