Thursday Feb 28, 2008
The question persists: Why does so much mediocre art successfully infiltrate from the mainstream of so-called high art?
We understand mainstream to mean the approved of art by the powers that be.
Regardless of venue and touted quality, mediocrity in whatever form is familiar and non-threatening in a culture weaned on advertising, exploitation, the next big thing, vicarious thrills, and where technique, ideology, and shock art are mistaken for the real thing—art.
Proving this to yourself counts as a basic lesson.
You are being too kind—I’d call a lot of the art I see in the galleries garbage—pardon my French!