Saturday, January 26, 2008

Abelardo Morell lecture

I was soo sorely tempted to go home, what with the downpour and a long day at school, but I managed to get up the energy to go out to SFAI for the Morell lecture Friday night. It was well worth it. He was funny and self-effacing - an excellent lecturer.

With art lectures there's always the outside chance that though you've watched and admired the artist for years, it turns out they're an awful speaker, and the pleasures of looking at their work are never quite the same. And then there are the times when the lecture enriches your understanding of their work - and the looking is all the more pleasureable because you know just a little more about the impulse that informed it.

This was one of those times.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Happy New Year!

Welcome back and Happy 2008. I hope that your holiday was restful and that you're ready for a productive semester. I'm looking forward to it. Cheers.