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A Response to Artnet News magazine

Rise Up by Christine Alfery, 2017 13 x 19 Mixed media

The most recent Artnet News magazine has a cover story headline titled “Art As Industry.”  I ask, “Is art an industry? Should art be considered an industry?”

In the past, there are those who believed that art would be compromised/ controlled if it was: created for money, controlled by what others liked, what was popular, a …

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The Seduction of Art

Sisyphus-On-The-Beach-Sarasota by Christine Alfery

Should art re-imagine or imagine an idea? As an artist, viewer  or lover of art, should art seduce you? As an artist, what seduces you to the extent that you want to recreate/re-imagine it and use it? Is that what art is all about? Seduction? If an object can be used and reused over and …

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Selfishness Part 2

Sail Boards In The Gulf - Sarasota

I was out to dinner with friends the other night when my girlfriend made a statement about something that we were talking about. Although I don’t remember what we were discussing, I do remember her statement. She said, “But you have to share to give to others. Everything can’t be just about money and what …

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Selfishness Part I

On the Horizon Home

Selfishness Part I

 

Should we be selfless as artists?  Should our work be selfless, non referential to who we are?  There are so many values and collectives who believe that selflessness is a virtue.  A virtue that a member of the group must strive for in order to get into heaven, reach utopia, and peace.

Or, as …

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The Soul of Art

On My Way to the Circus

Does the work speak to your soul?

What has happened to the idea that a person’s value (worth) is not gained through the networks she travels and associates with but, rather, a person’s value (worth) is what it is because of their own merit and for what they’ve done?  Why is it that a person only …

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Just What is an Artist?

Never Look Back

I believe an artist is never just one of the sheep in a herd of sheep. An artist should never feel that they are one in many but rather, they are one within themselves. They should know they are an individual, unique and one of a kind.  If artists don’t honestly recognize a powerful creative …

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