Can we send bad art into space and launch it through a black hole?
I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. What do we do about bad art? It’s basically garbage.
A friend told me to dump all bad art at the Goodwill, but then it surely would find it’s way onto someone’s wall or on some HGTV fixer upper show. Don’t get me started on when the hosts teach homeowners how to make “Easy Art” for their walls. UGH!
“Martha, have you seen my new art? I got it at Goodwill and put it in a frame I made myself! DIY Rules!
“Did you see the “art” I made at the PAINTING AND BITCH at the local church cafeteria?”
STOP, JUST STOP!
It’s time to send all of this BAD ART TO SPACE THROUGH A BLACK HOLE NEVER TO RETURN…
I am not attaching any images to this post. You can google “bad art” if you need to be reminded what it looks like.
Google Maps Landscapes from “What’s so great about REALITY?” at onetwentyeight.
Please email me for availability and prices. There are also more in this series which were not shown during the exhibition. I will be happy to share these images with you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaitlin Martin, Charred Cypresses, pigment print, 13 x 19”, 2015, edition of 11.
Kaitlin Martin, Gialo, pigment print, 13 x 19”, 2015, edition of 11.
Kaitlin Martin, Dead End Beach, Ercolano, pigment print, 13 x 19”, 2015, edition of 11.
Kaitlin Martin, Report a Problem, The Forum, pigment print , 13x 19”, 2015, edition of 11.
Kaitlin Martin, Street Trash, Naples, pigment print, 13 x 19”, 2015, edition of 31.
Kaitlin Martin, Vesuvian Idol, pigment print, 13 x 19”, 2015, edition of 31.
128 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002 – galleryonetwentyeight.org – 212-674-0244
February 6 – March 14, 2015
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1-7 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm, and by appointment.
NEW YORK – onetwentyeight is excited to present HYPERCALLIGRAPHIC, a new group exhibition exploring the parameters of the calligraphic mark within the context of contemporary art & culture. The calligraphic mark exists uniquely as a structural component in many different forms of writing & pictorial representation, threading its way through traditional Chinese landscape painting and the sensuous line drawings of the Italian Renaissance, into Japanese Haiku and Zen Painting, into Graffiti art, Fashion, Abstract Expressionism, and even now serves as the basis of much Contemporary Abstraction. Calligraphy, and by extension- the calligraphic mark, have elaborate histories in both the East and West, joined by various concepts of the expressive potential of lines drawn, written or painted by the human hand upon any myriad of receptive surfaces. This exhibition presents an array of current artists whose awareness and background encompass several of these former influences, who are driving calligraphy into new directions.
onetwentyeight is pleased to present the work of these participating artists for this exhibition.
For press inquiries and images, please contact the gallery at +1.212.674.0244
More images of HYPERCALLIGRAPHIC
While planning my trip to Miami for this year’s art week, I realized that the last time I blogged here was last December upon my return from last year’s art week. My goal then was to blog once a week about art. I have many excuses; lack of time, motivation, distractions, but really I think I got so caught up in all of the other blogging platforms that I forgot about my own personal blog and my website (a whole other story…). I have Art ADD.
I’ve been so busy Inside the Museuming, Pinteresting, Tweeting, Tumblring, and now Instagraming that I forgot to Blog…Learning how to combine all of these into one is my new project for the fall. We’ll see how that goes. In the meantime here is a sketch/painting on paper with ink and acrylic. I really should be doing none of these things…I should be making art.
FREE on Calle Ocho and 15th Street in Little Havana
Mural of The Beatles by artist Aristide 2012