I think most of the art galleries in NY today are not pushing any boundaries or producing anything really consistently challenging at all. Galleries like Green Naftali are full of color, form and irony. Spectacle is what we've been getting in the last 10 years. Gavin Brown Enterprises leads the familiar distraction art that dominates our conscious. Writer Paddy Johnson is correct when she states that there is too much "brainy" art. Meaning that the abundance of thought provoking statements through art are not what this generation of audiences want to see because she or others like her state so? With that in mind we also have to realize that she is not alone in that stance. The desperate need to distract and find art ironic is also the result of mediocre writers, artists and gallery dealers. Tony Schafrazi Gallery has not had a critically innovative show since Keith Haring died. One can remember when Deitch Projects first opened and its challenging diverse programming. Today it's experience is equal to a dollar store "experience" but then what matters today is distraction as an attraction along with elephants and sword swallowers.
“Mediocrity is excellent to the eyes of mediocre people”
Cordoba a mid-career artist?
cordoba actually graduated in 2004. So that would make artists like Demetrious Oliver into fossils correct?
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