Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Packing Out

Today is moving day for me. By tonight I'll be living about two hours away most of the time, although spending a few days a week in the DC area.

Tate in Sculpture Magazine

The current issue of Sculpture Magazine (this Sept-Oct 2006 issue is unfortunaltely not online yet), now available in bookstores all across the country, has a really good review of DC sculptor Tim Tate's last show at Fraser Gallery by Sarah Tanguy, who now runs the Art in Embassies program.

Much like Ron English in the 90's, and with the exception of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Tate's work has been generally ignored by other DC museum curators while at the same time, Tate's groundbreaking marriage of context with glass and mixed media has been acquired by several museums outside of DC and is in the process of "breaking out" from DC.

This continues to re-affirm and add evidence to the unfortunate fact that most of our local museum curators rarely look in their own city for emerging artists and instead rely on their NYC and LA counterparts before taking a chance with a local talent.

Maybe when Sculpture Magazine hits their desks they'll think about taking a cab once in a while to their own backyard instead of taking a cab only to the airport to visit other cities' emerging artists.

This is something for Viso and Greenhalgh to think about.

Update: Read the review online here and here.