Re: Alt process show in Houston

From: Clay Harmon ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/24/05-10:12:41 AM Z
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I will be glad to do it. The show is yummy!!\

On Feb 24, 2005, at 8:46 AM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:

> 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 me.
> Chris
>> 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 10:13:02 2005

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