In other fantastic and inspirational news, I just had a really wonderful studio visit with Michelle Grabner. It is so great to meet more people in the art world who are community/education/ and *gasp* Art oriented rather than commercially or ego-oriented, and so great to see that attitude towards art getting a voice (she’s one of the Whitney Biennial’s curators).
Her talk last night cheered me right out of my slump and got me back into the studio in an excited way (I will always keep working, but it’s different when you’re electrified). Her commitment to and patience with “saying yes” to art is impressive. She is very generous in her spirit- opening her home to artists, creating spaces where artists can show and experiment without commercial pressures… it’s encouraging.
I love her weaving/drawings and the meditative quality to her work. I feel like there is a lot of common ground there. Also, her comments on one of my paintings gave me new steam to finish it. I would love to work with her.