I want to explore and expose interesting art in my area. I want this blog to engage with both the institutional and non-institutional art worlds of the Northwest.
As much as possible, I want to bring to the fore the words and works of artists themselves, whether through interviews or other means.
I'll bring historical context to my writing, drawn primarily from my academic background. I'm not interested in being a press-release conduit, and I'll critically evaluate artwork. Sometimes I'll dig back into the past for critical art history posts.
When need be, I'll delve into politics and less academic areas of the art world. Education, funding, or art therapy, for instance, are all relevant to understanding the role contemporary art plays in our society.
I'll attempt to post around three times a week (sometimes more, sometimes less) and link to some of the better writing on art around the web.
Finally, in all this, I'll try to be guided by what W.J.T. Mitchell wrote about Nelson Goodman:
His great values are rigor, simplicity, clarity, scope, and rightness.Happy reading, and be in touch. Image from Brandon Tauszik's Pray for Mercy.