Monthly Archives: October 2010

Art Vs Art, My Birthday, Catching Up

So. Hi. My name’s Zed, and sometimes I blog. Not very well, I have to admit. But, sometimes. If I was titling this post like I did my senior thesis gallery, I’d’ve called it this:

“Sometimes, they wrote blog posts.”

Hard to argue with that. So, what’re we behind on? Let’s see… Looks like I owe a follow-up to all that Art Vs Art hullabaloo, and oh yeah! My birthday!

So, I did make it into Art Vs Art, thanks to you all. Sadly, I didn’t make it into the final 16. C’est la vie. But, here’s ChickenBones at the show:

photo courtesy Mr. Nicholas Henry

And lots of awesome people came out for it, too. My dear friends Nick and Max, Liz, Burkie, Tara visited earlier, Lynn, Anni, and my friend Gracie, who came all the way up from Arkansas, yo:

another photo courtesy Mr. Nicholas Henry

She’s the pretty one, just in case you’re having a hard time figuring that out.

I’ve also been trying to read more. I generally draw a lot of influence from good fiction, so, consider it restocking.

Right, and now, off to do a logo, more updates to come!

Nope, Not Dead

Well, hello there, gentle strangers! Fancy meeting you around here!

Truth be told, it’s quite late, and I’m more than a bit tired, but I wanted to point out I am, in fact, not dead. I’ve made atrociously little progress on new paintings, true, but only because I’ve been working on picking up a few freelance jobs to take care of some financial matters, including financing a new camera system since Olympus announced the end of their 4/3 lens roadmap (but, that’s a rant for another time, I feel).

I’ll right up something nice and proper tomorrow, and I’ve got a few paintings I’ll shoot this week and get up. And, for all your regulars, if I don’t update this beast for more than a few days on end, hit me up and remind me I’m being a failure, OK?

Guerilla Fiction

6. Guerrilla fiction favors the promotion of art through direct connection between the artist and audience – using web sites, social networks, community involvement, word of mouth, and face-to-face human interaction.

7. Guerrilla fiction makes the distribution of art an extension of the interpersonal relationship between the artist and the audience, rather than the commercial relationship between the publisher and the consumer.

8. Guerrilla fiction believes that getting art to the audience is more important than getting money to the artist.

From the “Guerilla Fiction Manifesto” from (by?) Moxie Mezcal. Is it just me or would those all be equally valid if you substituted “art” in for “fiction” at any point? I mean, I’m not really upset when I sell a painting, something has to buy the scotch around here, but I really do think there’s a lot more merit in doing the art and making sure people have ready access to it and creating, to use a rare buzzword, a dialog between artist and viewer. Art is personal, any capital merit it has is secondary.