My vitriol remains intact just belated and ready to strike, like an adder. A late night, near-sighted adder.
Am I using the word “curate” incorrectly? It was a long, long week.
I use the word open somewhat loosely. The nature of curating something is highly selective and pointed in a way that the curator (or small body of curators, in this case) present a thesis.]]>
Somehow I had missed Roberta Smith’s review; thanks for linking to it. (Ever since I cancelled my home delivery – although I do subscribe to TimesSelect – I find that I read the NYT less, or at least less deeply than I used to. Until good screen resolution becomes the norm, I suspect that that will remain the case.) Coincidentally, I was just telling some friends over the weekend that my favorite part of the show was the Panelite. Smith definitely makes some (in my opinion) valid points, but I wish she would have amplified certain arguments, like the Surrealism charge. Kind of sad to see that Nicholas Blechman didn’t even get a passing mention. That said, the work featured in the show didn’t really demonstrate his range. Good to see Coma get props.
So what’d you buy in the shop?]]>