Friday, September 11, 2009
"September 11 is upon us, and we all know what that means — opening weekend for the new fall line of upscale home decorations! But, hey, given the profusion of cultural fanfare marking previous anniversaries of the whole chickens-coming-home-to-roost thing (and the brouhaha undoubtedly brewing in anticipation of the imminent 10-year milestone) it’s not surprising that the art world would want to back away from geopolitical topicalism in favor of a back-to-normal (a.k.a. “Daddy Obama will fix everything! Let’s go shopping!”) mode of discourse. Which is fine. Frankly, I would consider the most self-indulgently aesthetic self-expression more authentically political than most formulaic ideological illustrations. This weekend offers the gamut, in overwhelming abundance — here are a few of the highlights to help map out your gallery-hopping..."
Read the rest of Snips & Snails: Let the Fall Art Season Begin! here
[That originally read "Colored Daddy" - as opposed to (or rather, indistinguishable from) White Daddy or Girl Daddy - but saner minds prevailed.]
Images: Brian Bress A River; Doug Aitken migration; Constance Mallinson Couple; Daniel Hawkins Railroad; Charles Irvin Oannes