Collaborative digital artwork featured in the neotericART piece. See below.
I’ve had the great pleasure of having a few publications this year. I’ve always got 2 or 3 pieces in the works, so it makes sense that they’d come out from time to time. This year sees a brief but prestigious invitation and two wonderful panel discussions that I coordinated. If you’d like to check them out, see below:
Nerdrum Bio for Grove Dictionary of Art
Dr. Judith Rodenbeck of the University of California invited me to write a biography of Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum for the Grove Dictionary of Art, an imprint of Oxford University Press (online version is here). Dr. Rodenbeck is the lead editor of the 2016 Grove Art update. My piece will be published in the next couple of months. I’m pretty excited about this!
A Non-Verbal Debate: Digital Collaborations
This piece, created for neotericART (where I have contributed for many years), is a discussion of online, live collaboration tools – digital whiteboards – and how artists are beginning to adapt them into their work. Just the tip of the iceberg on this developing practice!
You Make The Work By Performing It: A Roundtable Discussion on Oblique Perspective
The Finch is an amazing online publication co-edited by Richard Benari & Lauren Henki. They invited me to lead a group of my graduate students in a panel discussion about some of the ideas that Dorothea Rockburne brought up in a recent interview. Our far-ranging conversation was one of the best I’ve had in a long time.
My latest essay, On Intuition and Analysis, is up over at Neoteric Art. Click HERE to take a look… and leave a comment there if you’ve got thoughts to add to the discussion!
“The ways that the human mind manifests itself in creative activity are vast and various. People have theorized about and argued over modes of creative impetus for millennia. Artists and lovers of art are constantly attempting to plumb these depths, always looking for some elucidation of the mechanisms and maneuvers our minds utilize when we are in that universally recognized but seemingly undefined state that is creation.” Click the link above to read more…
I’ve got a new piece up over at Neoteric talking about a project where I use Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind to teach art-making concepts. Check it out and if you teach, give it a shot. I’d love to know if others get good results with it.
Teaching Close Encounters
New essay on Odd Nerdrum’s students – and self-proclaimed followers – here (click the image)
Image: my face reflected in a Nerdrum lithograph owned by a friend of mine.
Andrew Wyeth, Sea Boots, tempera on panel, 29 b y 19.5 inches, 1976.
I’ve got a new short essay up over on Neoteric Art. The piece is called “A Few Days With Wyeth” and is about the trip I made out to Philadelphia for the Wyeth retrospective there in 2006. Read the piece at Neoteric and let me know if I got too sentimental or overzealous.
I’m a contributor to Neoteric Art, a brainchild of William Dolan and Norbert Marszalek. Good guys, both of ’em. Check out my latest short text about Richard Diebenkorn and my older piece on Cecily Brown and Linda Nochlin at the Des Moines Art Center.
Short Thoughts on Loving Diebenkorn’s Work
Visions of Violence and Pleasure: Cecily Brown and Linda Nochlin at the Des Moines Art Center
I’m looking forward to future writings appearing at Neoteric Art.