I’ll have my paintings and drawings at this event at siptea in downtown Los Angeles. To preview my work, visit artdown.com. I have another 60 new paintings and drawings that are not on the site yet, which I’ll have at the sale. My art will be available for $50 and up. I can accept cash and credit/debit cards. Here’s a link to a map. Thanks!
You can also make an appointment at my studio for other days. Contact me here.
You are welcome to stop by my studio this Saturday, October 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. To preview my work, visit artdown.com. In the studio, I have about 60 new paintings and drawings which are not on the site yet. This is a painting called “Sugar Mountain.”
Works are available for sale, as well as for proxri (see proxri.com). You can also live with them for a while if you like to change your art frequently. I can accept credit/debit cards.
We could also talk about ProxThink.com if you like, which is a big part of my life.
When you get here, call me from the phone by the front door and I’ll buzz you in. My name is on the list as “Loughry, D.” Please contact me in advance if possible to let me know you are coming. Thanks!
Here’s a map. See the red “A.” The address is 846 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014.
Whenever I’m at the Getty Museum, which is frequently, I swing by the room where van Gogh’s “Irises” is on view. In the art market, it is worth tens of millions of dollars. Yet for me, it has become worth almost nothing. There is little value yet to be extracted from it, and moving on to other visual experiences is more valuable by far.
This also brings into question part of the art market. If people can get tired of almost anything, why would they pay so much for them? I guess part of the answer is the art market is more about collecting than looking and experiencing. It’s more like collecting antique furniture or stamps. The thrill is in the hunt, not the art. I’m more about the thrill being in the visuals.
Saw the new “Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship” show at the Getty Museum yesterday. It’s really quite extraordinary. I kept thinking of the ways in which these artists were to their world, like filmmakers are to our world. They were at the top of the heap in terms of image-making skills and techniques, through which they probably influenced people as well.
Being someone who loves most kinds of line work, I almost liked the Getty’s concurrent “Rubens and His Printmakers” show better. The artists who made the etching plates for Rubens must have been both young and possessed of incredible eyesight. Work like that is really a lost art, and probably quite rightly so. We now focus more on ideas, insights, possibilities, ambiguity, and interpretation. And looking at the people in these images is fascinating. Personality itself is probably a different thing now. You rarely see people today who can be “read” like that. People who project and embody such pure perspectives as a sense of longing, heroism, mischievieousness or even a sense of fully occupying a role. People may have watched so much TV, they become afraid of being caught in any sort of mockable pose. Or since actors act, we feel we shouldn’t or can’t. But it’s probably more that we’re just more complex now.