Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The English on English

Brit newspaper The Guardian has an excellent article on former DC area artist Ron English (who now lives in NJ).

English was one of the finalists in the first Trawick Prize, and for years exhibited at MOCA in Georgetown, which is where I first came across his work in the mid 90's (and I reviewed him for some now defunct magazine). Like most DC area artists then and now, his work was generally ignored by DC area museums and curators.

English's career has taken off since he moved closer to NYC, and it is now represented in three continents and the subject of films and books.

Maybe now that New York and London have "discovered" his work, DC area museums and curators will pay attention to it.