SENSE & SENSIBILITY II
This exhibition, “Sense and Sensibility,” has been a long time in coming, Over the years I have built up a curiosity regarding others serving in the local art industry who are themselves also artists, or have at least been inspired at various times to make art. My interest was driven further by the fact that such dual commitments to art – such “hidden treasures”— are not always known to the wider art public. This inspires me not only to want to host an exhibition involving the art of art professionals, but to help open communication amongst ourselves, to build awareness and possibly inspiration.
What constitutes an “art professional”? Artists are entitled to think of themselves as “professionals,” after all, and even if they don’t exercise their professionalism as makers of art, they so often do so as teachers. But, as you well know, they can also do so in many other facets of the art world, as curators, critics, dealers, consultants, preparators, exhibition designers, and many other roles that mediate between the studio and the world at large. Many such art professionals do not make art and have no intention of doing so; but many more, by contrast, have come to their professional positions by starting out as artists and applying their aesthetic sensitivity – and their commitment to their artistic communities – to more public roles.
Participating Artists: Michael Arata, Leslie Brown, Jonathan Burke, Delia Cabral, Andi Campognone, Dino Dinco, Mat Gleason, Doug Harvey, Tulsa Kinney, Juri Koll, Jared Linge, Perin Mahler, Andrea Harris McGee, John David O'Brien, Eric Stoner, Richard Turner, Fonje DeVre, Suzanne Walsh
From Mind Thru Hand: A 60 Year Retrospective 1953-2013
Artist Book available through duration of exhibition