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You’ll find a brand spanking ‘All New’ pair of sculptures by me exhibited during the 2011 South Australian Living Artist (SALA) Festival. This year’s SALA festival is ‘bigger and better’ with 4,132 South Australian artists exhibiting in 543 venues statewide.
One of the exhibitions not to be missed is called ‘Two Septics’ and anyone in Australia or the UK who is of a certain vintage will understand the reference, which we are using to refer to Rebecca Whittemore and me, two expatriate American artists in Adelaide. In this cutting-edge exhibition Rebecca is showing works from her stunning ‘Private Universe’ series of high contrast, black and white scanograms, and I’m thrilled to be exhibiting with Rebecca. Her works were most recently exhibited in the United States.
My two sculptures in ‘Two Septics’ resulted from an introspective period where I wondered what makes any artwork ‘important.’ The art world seems to be completely subjective, without an objective bone in its body. What makes an artwork important, is it exhibitions at prestige galleries, sales, reviews in art journals, or some mix of black magic and luck? Maybe I had a Bruce Nauman moment by naming my two sculptures ‘Important Work.’ Perhaps time will tell.