The Art Faculty Show opened yesterday at Mesa Community College. We, the faculty, will greet the public at the opening reception is tomorrow evening (Wednesday, November 12 from 6pm until 8pm). The show runs through November 20.
I have two conceptual art pieces in the show. One is a Macintosh Powerbook 150 that hangs (portrait style) and is covered with red and green acrylic paint. It is entitled, Is It Art Now?. Being in the more commercial realm of the art world, it’s my response to the patronizing “fine artists” starving in their ivory towers who look askance at computer art.
The other piece is more conceptual and more personal. Entitled Burned Out ?, it’s a very expensive bulb that used to be in the overhead projector in my classroom. Each replacement bulb is rumored to cost $500. This particular bulb spent a month in the trunk of my car while I sorted out my evolving role in the world. Like the bulb, I had to adapt and re-purpose myself in response to the changes around me.
“It’s all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back.”
Mick Jagger (1943 – )
“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.”
Noel Coward (1899 – 1973)
English Actor and Dramatist