I'm agreeing with Titus (re his most recent blog post: "Another hash house opens in the Design District") about artist statements- I find that the best way to keep from holding the artist statement against the work is to simply not read it. I try not to, at least until after I've written a review, for just this reason.
For laughs, you can't beat a game we played in grad school: take the statement from one show and try applying it to another. It will either wildly off base, or eerily appropriate. The surprising fact is that many statements are completely interchangeable.
also by Bill Davenport
- Lego My Art! - January 30th, 2016
- Archive: Painting on My Planet/The Top Ten Painters in Houston - January 1st, 2016
- Archive: Tire Iron 0: Cropduster: Hills Snyder/Chris Sauter - December 28th, 2015
- DMA Crane Flip Video - April 26th, 2015
- Helmreich New Dean of Fine Arts at TCU - April 25th, 2015