Sunday, October 25, 2009

Still Relevant

"That pigment on a canvas has a way of initiating conventional reactions for most people needs no reminder. Behind these reactions is a body of history matured in dogma, authority, tradition. The totalitarian hegemony of this tradition I despise, its presumptions I reject. Its security is an illusion, banal and without courage...
"We are now committed to an unqualified act, not illustrating outworn myths or contemporary alibis. One must accept total responsibility for what he executes. And the measure of his greatness will be in the depth of his insight and his courage in realizing his own vision. Demands for communication are both presumptuous and irrelevant..."

-Clifford Still

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Over Pumpkin Pancakes & Coffee

"How much art is required to give the impression of artlessness, how much control is necessary to seem natural?" -Francine Prose

And so, how much control, or submission to the uncontrollable, is necessary to not give impressions, to not attempt to seem, but to just be art--to just be natural?

Saturday, October 10, 2009