commented on Cents and Sensibility
Wouldn't it be great if they replaced
Jen Graves with someone smart and interesting-who had some real chutzpah?
Instead it's ANOTHER WEEK of more crapola.
...one can dream.
commented on Gossip Chair
Oh hon'-where do I begin? Of course you had to drag out your unhealthy attachment to Mr Lawrimore and his Travelling Side Show as soon as it appeared in all of it's slavish glory at the Frye in what is a thinly veiled disguise of the failed Lawrimore Project ONCE AGAIN-stinky Jen stinky! "Who cut one?" was heard several times on that "history" making day I heard...you might need to go on the Master Cleanse and get rid of whats left of the Kool Aid in your system sweetheart. And that tete-a-tete redux sounds divine-I wonder what "artist" made that-cubbies are so IKEA pre-skool-LUV IT!! Sadly wouldn't something devoid of artifice, forced intellectualism, and honest regionally inspired thought been more authentic and poweful?
This is not interesting.
Really? A Deitch analogy? Puh-leez!
commented on Art and the Seawall
what a scoop this is Jen!
and so compelling...really great interview. Old habits die hard I guess, huh Jen? Some people just keep returning to dip at the well-even if it has gone dry.
I think we can all anxiously anticipate the disappointment to come with this character at the helm. Get ready Seattle for more of the same-only trying even harder to push the recycled envelope this time around. Ugh.
Couldn't you have found an artist in need of some exposure instead of this BS? Relegating everything and everyone to 'the Slag' and one paragraph is really lame! And boring.
commented on The Paintings Are Not All Right (But the Way the Museum Pretends They Are Is Hilarious)
@6 and so on...sad I know, and pretty pathetic. That was long ago determined. Jen does not have the knowledge nor affinity for anything that is not relevant to her position as arbiter and lover of all that is sensationalist, cool, hip, and now in our art world-screw the rest! She's sort of the TMZ of the NW art scene all tied in to our social scene and it's artist hipsters-get it? In other words, the PEOPLE magazine of it all. I mean could you REALLY imagine Jen Graves opining on a sublime Rembrandt self portrait without sounding like a total art history student hack? Hysterical! Anything in the past is clearly tired,irrelevant, uninspired, and utterly unimportant to her so why bother-right Jen?
commented on Charles Krafft Is a White
Nationalist Who Believes the Holocaust Is a Deliberately Exaggerated Myth
As much as I despise all Mr. Krafft is and creates, he has the right to make his art, as stated many times in this commentary-like it or not. What we do not have to do is show it, buy it, celebrate it, or accept it. What is disturbing in this article (besides the obvious) is the fact that Jen is using this as a way to smear an artist. Certainly a critical assessment of the validity and worthiness of his body of work would have been appropriate here if this were her intention instead of this approach. She is an art critic after all. Instead it functions to reinforce exactly why she is and has been such a vindictive and destructive force locally. "Tear everyone down around you to elevate yourself..." as the saying goes.
It also speaks to the self important and ridiculous art world characters involved (Jen Graves, Yoko Ott, among others mentioned) who have celebrated and validated his work so cavalierly without due diligence and scholarship. If they believed it was great, then stand behind it now. Carefully worded and postured statements that change with the wind are not acceptable here. These figures comprise a group that is an unfortunate plague upon the local art scene created by those would have you think they are something they are not. Isn't one of the issues here that all these fools with egg on their faces have been played by a creepy Nazi charlatan while promoting this garbage?
Dec 19, 2012
commented on Bubblegum Princesses and Porn Mannequins
Jen-funny but maybe you can't hear the friggin' pot calling for you! And for just how long have YOU been writing-critiquing(?)-posting the same repetitive BS-that narrowly focused,puffed up worshipful crap around this town? Judas Priest! You should win an award (if they gave one) for the single most detrimental force responsible for killing Art in this town with you cliquish antics. Seriously-you really suck! All the more reason to call your crap out!
And do your research, Nan Goldin captures the theater of life-her life-in large format 30x40" (sound familiar miss Wheeler?) c-prints with glossy surfaces and rich vibrant colors. Sometimes presented in slide shows but most frequently in large glossy photos. These also include landscapes (Wheelers are also way TOO similar)), interiors, still lifes, etc. not just what you chose to see myopically-yet again. Goldin's personal journalistic aspects are far too similar to what Wheeler seems to love to boastfully associate about her work in conversations revealing her connections to moments portrayed-the likes of "Kurt this, that girl did that, this concert was that"...you just dont get it. And Tina Barney is not a smart Wheeler comparison.
But we must remember this-your a pop culture slinger and shit talker, not an intellectual.
Dec 17, 2012
commented on Currently Flummoxing Me: This Billboard
It also happens to be one of the Roy McMakin design/artistic farts around town. He did all the store concepts and furniture for Glassy Baby along the way. Ensuite with the Cupcake Royale and Flora and Henri boutique uglies.
...such important art don't ya know...
Dec 14, 2012
commented on What's Coming in 2013
Those would be perfect on my powder room walls. You don't know how long I have been looking for something that matches my new wallpaper!