Sunday, June 13, 2010
June 13, 2010
So I have been plein air painting in the rain. And since I haven't done plein air in a year..I really suck!!! Here is what I got done and have to turn in today for the Holladay Event. I hate it when I get excited about doing something and not only does the weather not cooperate but I can't get the brush and paint to do what I want..you would think I had never painted before. I haven't taken pics of the bookstore show but have posted all the paintings here before. My friend Derek who is hanging his work with mine is a young man who was in Iraq as a captain in the army. He saw alot of gory battles and aftermath. He has used this in his art and it has been powerful. He only brought one that was about the apocalypse and had a faint biblical reference..the manager of the store decided it was too controversial and took it down! Censorship is alive and well in the United States. It was not overt and certainly would not have freaked kids out..but the manager has the final say and it is a free venue..so out it went. This is not the first time he has been censored. It happened at the Senior BFA Show that was not supposed to be censored. I have had another young friend censorted at the gallery in the University. It was handled badly and really ended up making no sense..that is a story for another day..suffice to say..it was wrong and so is this instance.