…”the translation of the hybrid ingredients of consciousness into visual evidence”
…’people of color’ artfully diluting their essence behind elaborate paravans of pattern and decoration…’becoming colorless ghosts’ (John Yau)
…nudity or nakedness? does our dregree of discomfort vary according to the figurative proximity intimated by the medium…drawing, art photography, painting or performance…? when does a ‘nude’ become a naked body?
‘The reductionist tendencies’ of new art - massive scale/intimate, interactive spaces, singleness, indivisibility, infinite wholeness - suggested by the representations of ‘dark holes’ whether on physical structures or literally cut into canvas.
From graphic design, to heavy brush strokes to fine drawings - line, shape and colors unite in form and construct the visual language of pictorial renditions.
Interpreting modern/contemporary art need not be about establishing which prescribed theoretical edict is right or wrong, it’s simply about being able to understand the conceptual and intellectual vision the artist aims to communicate through their work - seriality, repetition, indefinite duration, infinitely spatial, navigate light and space, negate form, reduce elements to shape and object=endless presentness…
“In the third tribe, the Tchambuli, we found a genuine reversal of the sex-attitudes of our own culture, with the woman the dominant, impersonal, managing partner, the man the less responsible and the emotionally dependent person. If those temperamental attitudes which we have traditionally regarded as feminine, such as passivity, responsiveness, and a willingness to cherish children-can so easily be set up as the masculine pattern in one tribe, and in another be outlawed for the majority of women as well as for the majority of men, we no longer have a basis for regarding such aspects of behavior as sex-linked” (Sex and Temperament - Margaret Mead 279).
Gender….x/y…??? read on…