Day Ninety-Three/Image Ninety-Three

“Afloat” Image. Ceres Gallery. New York. Solo Show.

Internet art. I hope this does not turn into a rant, although it might. I hope I can plainly deliver the message without getting wound up.

I have enjoyed my blogging immensely and I was thinking the other day about how much I appreciate seeing other people’s artwork on the internet.

Guess what? There are no politics. There is no sexism, racism, ageism. No concentrating on knowing the right people. Wasting countless hours on that. Maybe my remark about countless hours gives me away. A rant, after all.

Look at the work. What a concept! It’s not that I don’t like getting to know people in the art community. I really do. I like to know how they think, what they like, how they find time to work. Things like that. Where they work. And if they are collectors, I like to find out what makes them tick. How they think. Same stuff, without the artist questions. But…. Look….. At…… The…… Work!

I guess what I don’t like, is all the fluff around the person-to-person stuff. The “gain” that some artists acquire by the talking and smiling.

Art is a non-verbal visual discipline. A work of art does not come with an MP3 player containing banter and schmooze. Or does it? What do you think?