Re: Alt process show in Houston

From: Christina Z. Anderson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/24/05-08:46:33 AM Z
Message-id: <002101c51a7f$cd0a72f0$6101a8c0@your6bvpxyztoq>

Hi Clay,
Any chance you could take a digital image or two of the show tomorrow night
and how my work is hanging so I can put that in my portfolio? If it is a
bother, no problem. I only wish I could be there...but thesis writing calls

> It'll be up until the first week in April. I was asked to guest curate the
> show. That sounds like something really special, but what it basically
> amounted to was the equivalent of being given a 1 day free shopping spree
> to
> find stuff that I found interesting.
> The title of the show is 'The authenticity of memory', which is my
> airy-fairy way of trying to say that we tend to view these handmade
> process
> prints as a little more authentic and valid as compared to a machine made
> print. Whether this is a rational or defensible reaction to viewing these
> prints versus 'factory made' prints is surely debatable. But I find that
> when I ask people for their visceral first reaction to prints like these,
> they all respond that they seem more real somehow. Probably in the same
> way
> that we tend to view a Stickley chair as somehow more authentic than an
> injection molded plastic jobbie. They both hold your butt about 2-1/2 feet
> in the air, but many people just think of the Stickley chair as something
> authentic and permanent versus the transient, impermanent and disposable
> plastic version. I guess ugly, easy and cheap gets trumped by beauty any
> time.
> Clay
Received on Thu Feb 24 08:47:55 2005

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