I submitted one of my best sculptures to the Assistance League Art exhibition at the Williams Tower. I really wanted to have a piece shown at Williams Tower. Unfortunately I receive the "not invited" email yesterday. In my heart I was not surprised. I am confident about the quality of the piece. I am not confident about my artist statement for the piece. It was one of my earlier artist statements. It is a complicated piece with many layers that take more than a glance to have meaning. First the piece is a bronze casting of a ready made. Ready mades are complicated. For more information on ready mades see the below link.
Ready mades much like conceptual art works are more than their aesthetic surfaces. My artist statement really did not go deep enough. It did not expose and convey the beautiful layers of the piece. My current statement was factual but not compelling. I have realized for awhile that I need to work on this artist statement. Truth be know I have been procrastinating. Writing is not a pleasure or nor does it come easy. I would much rather sculpt.
The good news is the "not invited" is motivating. I will quit procrastinating. I will rewrite the statement over the holidays. I will set my sights on another local important show. (It is a little big to ship across the country so a local show is the goal.)
I would lke to congratuale my studio mate Sarah Fisher and who did get a piece acccepted in the show. She is an awesome psychological portrait artist. Her work is very compelling and she could not be a nicer person. Way to go Sarah.
I just found out that another studio mate Shangyi Hua also got a piece in the show. Shangyi's sculptures are exceptional and I am not surprised. Below is a link to her post.