Escape by Christine Alfery

I am in love – totally in love with Sol LeWitts Sentences on Conceptual Art.

Here are the few sentences – I am sure, well I hope anyway that you recognize me in this sentence –

1. Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach.

2. Rational judgments repeat rational judgments.

3. …

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Freedom:

“Noun. The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” – Oxford Dictionary

As an individual, I have dreams. We all do.  We have big dreams, little dreams, and impossible dreams.  Dreams drive us, define us, and defy us. You can spend a lifetime striving, hoping, and building your …

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As I watched the late evening stars fade into the morning sky, a morning dove approached the bird feeders that I had just filled.  Cautious, watching other birds fly in, grab their morning seeds and fly away, the dove waited for her turn. Then, when all was clear, she approached slowly, cautiously, flying vertically to …

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If you have visited Art Basel Miami and the satellite fairs, you may have experienced “Art Overload.”  Aisle after aisle, row after row, tent after tent, and gallery after gallery, I found myself wondering,  “All this art, all these galleries, all these artists, how does any one of them survive?”  

You know the routine, if you …

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While walking through an Exhibition at Art Miami Week during Art Basel, I was drawn to a booth with a partially unrolled canvas hanging from the top of the booth wall. Upon closer investigation I discovered an artist had painted the entire roll of canvas and it was being sold by the foot, by …

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Banana Part I

Have you heard about the banana duct taped to the wall at Art Basel?  Yes, a banana was duct taped to the wall. While at Basel, my daughter and I became one of the many in a crowd of folks who stood in line to have our picture taken with the banana.  Yup, …

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Flying Circus

Art needs to reveal something alive.  Art needs to fertilize the imagination.  The imagination feeds the soul. The soul asks questions, discovers, and explores.  Art, the process of creating, is life itself.

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Sunshine And Rainbows

America is about freedom.  America is about independence.  America is about individualism. America is about not allowing others to do for you what you can do for yourself.

So how ever did the notion of freedom become linked with not figuring things out by yourself? The notion of being an artist is all about the freedom …

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Cony Island Ride

In looking for the next stand out movement to write about in the art history books, many art historians have latched on to the concept of a postmodern movement.  And, they have defined that postmodern movement as different from modernism, mainly though collective designs and collaborations of an art work. They have taken the notion …

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No wonder the value of art has changed.  No wonder there have been art industries popping up all over.  

How can anyone be sure what they are buying is a “real work of art?”  First, you need to ask the question, “What is a real work of art?” If you can’t answer that question, or if …

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Has the history of art stalled?  For as long as I can remember art history has moved the progress dial forward, challenging the historical assumptions linked to an art object, like method, media used, techniques, content, context and concept.  It challenged the how, what and where. 

That has changed.  When looking at the 1000’s upon 1000’s …

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At first glimpse, you know immediately it’s a work of real art.  And you are consumed with the desire to see more real art. It is original and unique. No more print shopping, no more trend shopping and no more color coordinating, those are no longer an option. Junk art, that is, trend shopping, print …

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