So I’ve been sitting on this since I released the first Curatorial Idol back in August. The premise is still the same. If I could convince a gallery to let me curate a show and persuade some top notch artists to participate in it? This would be my (next) show:
This… is your…, This… is my…
I must admit that there were a lot of changes in this theoretical show. I actually started out with Austin’s own Candace Briceno. Her use of fabric and stitching caused me to notice the prominence of those strategies in many artists’ works. I had a collection of crafty local artists until I remembered a show How To Fold A Fitted Sheet (it’s about a third of the page down) at Houston’s Lawndale Art Center. That memory triggered another memory of colorful layered lines in some drawings. That, in turn, connected with more undulating lines, found in both drawing and sculpture. I thought with all the attention to feminism in 2007, that a fabric/craft thesis would be relevant, but instead I end up with a landscape show. Although Briceno’s work still relates to these three artists, the focus is now on the structure of landscape with layers of history. Her work isn’t as planar as these others.
A contributing factor for sitting on this post was the sense that it was lacking something. I had three sculpture/installation artists creating layered works and some corresponding drawings. But there wasn’t any painter that communicated a similar image. That was until I came across an artist while looking for more Hank Willis Thomas art.
I’m not looking to slight anyone, so if you have some thoughts on whether or not Candace Briceno’s work fits with the rest of the show I would like to consider them.
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.
*Again, without permission but with the utmost respect, all images were taken from their respective artists’ websites. Please don’t send G-Man after me.