Nov 14, 2012
commented on Taking Whatshertits to Another Level: Ben Beres's Print Is Cut from a Show at Cornish
I can honestly say I understand frustrations from all sides on this article and comment thread and I see the validity of many of the viewpoints expressed. What I found missing was the lack of questioning or burden of responsibility or even the request of input from Mr. Beres. By pointing this out, I am by no means making any assumption of his intent nor am I criticizing or blaming him for anything. I respect his artwork but don't know him enough to make ANY type of judgement on his character. I only bring this up because it reminds me of times past when in several cases, my women friends were cheated on and the anger was always directed at "the other woman" instead of the men they were involved with. I bring this up because it goes to the topic of how the two sexes are perceived and treated differently.
There have been plenty of comments directed at the curator, the critic, the women who did not want to be depicted and many comments from women directing their disagreement of the artwork a man created at each other. At the very least, whoever the artist is at the center of the controversy, should share not only the notoriety of the "scandal" but should also be given the opportunity to make his intent known. If men are going to be included in the dialogue and ride the coattails of the enhanced visibility of women artists in Seattle, then they/we should also be equal targets of criticism and evaluation.
Oct 9, 2012
commented on The Lameness That Is Seattle Sometimes
I'm surprised at you, Mr Mudede, as I have a lot of respect for you and your professionalism. I find this petty cheap shot directed at a particular artist's, way more lame than any public art out there.
Sep 14, 2010
commented on Currently Hanging: Anselm Kiefer
I remember seeing a Kiefer show years ago, I believe it was at the L.A. County Museum. I most definitely cried. It was a wonderful experience.
Jul 1, 2010
commented on Immigration Reform
I do hope this building makes a successful transition and takes advantage of the potential it has to be a great art space. I have horrible, horrible memories of going there. Humiliation is mild to explain how I was treated. It would be great to change the building's personality.