I went out to Redlands to see my sister’s art show at the University’s gallery there. Of course it is a fabulous exhibit and you should go. I was really proud of her, that she is using detailed jeweler’s techniques to make conceptual sculpture grounded in personal narrative. How’s that for art speak. She has the craft side and the conept side at the tense and fussy fifty-fifty level. Her art has a lot of family secrets aired out, and her giant rosaries are nice sculptures as well as challenges to everyone’s Catholic Block.
Most of my family showed up, so that was good, it was a fun, loud time. I brought a stack of Coagula Art Journal, as I had given her the back cover advertisement for her show. My brother who is a baseball nut gets so excited before the season starts, so that was all he could talk about. I told my wife, also an artist, to give my sister a card for a show that she is in, but my wife said she hadn’t brought any of the announcement cards. I grumbled about her refusal to self-promote and a niece backs her up, saying, It is not her night, and she is not going to spoil someone else’s night. Very classy, I was impressed with my niece.
I told my brother that my saying on that topic is Don’t Piggyback and he says, Like you are piggybacking with bringing your magazine to her show. And everyone laughed. He says one thing not about baseball the whole night and it is a SLAM on yours truly!