Monday, 18 October 2010

Bravo's Next Great Artist

About a year ago myself and Susan were discussing what was then a rumoured 'America's Next Top Model/ProjectRunway/Pop Idol, type show featuring artists. This has come to be and I have to admit I have watched the entire series. Being an avid ANTM viewer I expected much of the same, fluff tv with the prerequisite bitching and backstabbing, this is exactly what I got, twofold. Sarah Jessica Parker is a producer on the show and makes a couple of appearances, professes to be an avid art lover and squeals quite excessively. Some of the work is ok and a lot of it is awful. It is truly hoffifying and yet compulsive viewing. Be warned!
(I know this is an unusual post for this blog but I had to share this)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The Worrying Duck

Counter actions against painting 'technique', prevalent in a lot of recent painting and going right back to 'Bad Painting' of the 1980's, seems to me never bettered than in Asger Jorn's 'Detournement' works of the late 50's and 60's. His idea that '..painting is the sustenance of painting..' is still valid. Click on 'The Worrying Duck' heading to link to an interview with one of his daughters.....

Sunday, 3 October 2010

the third space belfast

Mark McGreevy's new show of paintings at the third space gallery in Belfast has been extended, so there's no excuse for missing it or not giving it another visit (as I did on Friday past.) Cian Donnelly paintings next up later this month, so two great shows back-to-back.