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.