Art Lies, Volume 47, Summer 2005 Page: 49
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32 x 40 inches
will turn up a diverse range of media and sensibilities, any one of which might have
been condemned to irrelevancy as recently as fifteen years ago.
To live in an era when artists working in watercolor can exhibit alongside artists
whose creations only exist on the Internet does not mean we are operating with-
out any standards, since invariably those whose job it is to look at and evaluate art
come well equipped to defend their point of view. On the contrary, those artists who
embrace today's pluralistic zeitgeist generally do so with the knowledge that they
are not just responsible for making their work but also for providing a context in
which their work makes sense.
In choosing and installing works for this year's New American Talent, I have
tried to strike a delicate balance between my own tastes and the desire to nurture
and provide a platform for emerging or lesser-known artists. Each of the selected
artists offers, I believe, a worldview that is sufficiently complete for any viewer to
enter fully into their practice and feel psychically at home. For my own part, I hope
the results also provide an opportunity for the participating artists to feel that their
works look like they belong, since in the end the ideal exhibition is also a visual
essay about the resolution that all viewers hope to find: art as a provisionary home
away from home.
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