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JACKROAD: An Artist Blog
I am intending JACKROAD to be a platform
for written and visual essays about art and the artworld as they
intersect with our broader society. Its name is an offshoot of
my first extensive writing project, MILEMARKER,
a collection of essays emanating from a job I had in 1982-87 as
a solo coast-to-coast truck driver for an art shipping company.
Descriptions from those years morphed over time into fiction,
and the results found their way into my various artworks. But
today, surrounded by the internet and social media and the vast
plethora of images from around the globe, I am hoping to reach,
in some substantive way, down into the usual surf of publications
that surround my armchair come morning, and offer you some shell
to which you can hold your ear come night.
July 13, 2013
"An important issue I hadn't
thought much about."
"I read with great interest." -- Raphael Rubinstein
A look at the double-standard of female vs. male erotic imagery in contemporary art, especially among the pages of the art world's chief ambassadors, the hard-copy magazines. Images of women abound almost mindlessly, while those of men are practically non-existent (and when they do appear they are considered suspect). In a broader society where the terms "post-black" and "post feminist" can be considered de rigueur, "homo-erotic" makes questionable assumptions about the viewer and is used to sequester gay-themed work into a polite and p.c. pigeon hole where even gays (and the LGBT community as a whole) start to wonder if we actually exist. Beyond issues of parity, however, the author makes a leap to the concerns of quantum physicists and the call for a reality beyond the material, one that is in fact constructed by the brain and nurtured by the images promulgated by artists.
October 31, 2012
October 15, 2012