Friday, April 8, 2016
In Ted Orland's other book, Art and Fear, co-authored with David Bayles, these harsh words are written, "...[T]here's generally no good reason why others should care about most of any one artist's work. The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars."
What soars in this 9x12 oil on canvas are the structures holding up the Gowanus Expressway. It's a kind of Piranesian edifice in the middle of Brooklyn that is always dark underneath when the sun is shining, and even when the sun is not shining.