Friday, July 2, 2010

“Three colored things on a rake with a fish nearby and some stuff”, R, Washington, DC

It could be the biggest understatement since Jimmy Carter’s infamous proclamation uttered his first day in the Oval Office -- “this ain’t Georgia” -- to say that modern art is polarizing. And so I expect equal amounts of hate and fan mail for devoting precious blog space to R’s latest head-scratcher, “Three colored things on a rake with a fish nearby and some stuff.” If we take the title at its word, R delivers in spades. But rarely are things as they seem with modern artists -- and good luck gaining any insight through an interview! R doesn’t speak to the media but responds to queries with semaphoric flagging she records from her home studio and sends out via quicktime. My take? “Three colored things on a rake with a fish nearby and some stuff” lives right there on the surface, alongside that partially decomposed dead fish R so cheekily placed to give us her intended perspective. Don’t fish here, she tells us, you’ll only leave frustrated and hungry. The joke is on us – although this reviewer isn’t amused.



7 comments:

  1. rofl! Love the goldfish - perfect finishing touch.
    Have you considered having this reproduced on canvas(i know the gold fish may pose an issue)?

    Ive been using a company called ezcanvas.com (super reasonable, but top of the line imo) to make prints of my 3 year old's art. It's amazing what a difference the canvas makes, we've actually had dinner guests ask where we purchased our art (some of it is displayed in the foyer).

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  2. Genius. Thanks for the tip, FinerWorks. Please send me some of the work, email it to danconsiglio@sbcglobal.net. I'll be able to tell straight away if it's genius or crap.

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  3. OK, I just re-read the review with my hubby and we're ROTFLMAO I wonder if I was in some weird state of mind the first time, I thought I read something totally different before! You crack me up! Many thanks. XOXO

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  4. K, I just re-read the review with my hubby and we're ROTFLOAO I wonder if I was in some weird state of mind the first time, I thought I read something totally different before! You crack me up! Many thanks. XOXO

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  5. See, I can't even post right...and have to do it twice...geeeesh!

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  6. Your offspring is the true genius here. Send more.

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