Tuesday nights, used to be free, now a mandatory $5.00 donation.

So I peruse the art exhibits, some more inspiring than others. The "Yoko Ono" bit I skim briefly, it has no interest to me whatsoever. 

But various other of the exhibitions do. I found Jan Wade's "Soul Power" intriguing - mixed media, an abundance of scrabble tiles, buttons, other found objects, a good lot of my own ideas, better realized, and I understand that I'm my own worse critic. I'm a fan of mixed media - and this is good - but I'm pretty sure I could come up with something as good...

Certainly I've accumulated all of the supplies, and now I'm kicking myself that they're all sitting unused in lockers scattered across Western Canada...

Emily Carr - meh, I like but I've seen her stuff at the Glenbow, in Toronto. And to see it here is fitting - but I've seen enough.

And the pottery of Edith Heath was good -- but - goddamn, someone turn over a couple of pieces so I can see her mark, look for this in thrift shops - I'm pretty sure I could turn a bit of it up...

Other randoms:

The above blue tie-died fabric swathes interested me - namely because I attended a workshop at Oxygen Gallery in Nelson a couple of years ago where I'm pretty sure we did something similar...

Anyways - what I got out of it all - is that the contemporary vision of "Art" no longer seems to compass talent or ability - nice to have, not required - a good many of the paintings I saw were more about the "idea", or conceptualization, and less about the realization of said idea...

Which - I have to say, suits me just fine. There's never been a better time for me to enter the Art World...

 

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