Friday, March 17, 2006

Loop...


As in Loop Alternative Space which is a gallery near my house...
As in the place i recently just showed some of my work...albeit for an one night event.

Anyways, it was pretty exciting to get some work out, but unfortunately the venue was filled with some numb-nut morons who thought my pieces were some sort of ceramic digareedo and I had to remind them that we look with our eyes...f$%6ckin morons.

and yes maybe i should be happy that people were interacting with them because only then did they prove their value to be interesting tactilely as well as visually. but still i was shocked that people lacked any etiquette at all

but perhaps it was because some person knocked down one of them crashing it into pieces (although the person later found me and apologized profusedly and offerred to pay me money or buy me food - only in korea would i find such respect, as in america i would imagine the person would just disappear off into the night) or the two more that broke throughout the duration of the night.


no...as a viewer and critic as well as a creator, i often desire to touch ceramics. in fact my motto: if i don't want to touch it, it's not worth it. i don't mind them being handled. in fact it's a great compliment for me. but blowing into them? is that taking it one step too far? or a way for them to appreciate in a way i never considered ... ?

on a cool note. some guy offerred to buy some of the pieces. i found that flattering. i suppose that this event was exactly what i wanted: to see reaction to my pieces.

i'll update this entry with pictures (thank god i took shots before the show started!) later

7 Comments:

At March 17, 2006 at 5:12 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

that looks really cool...you're so talented

 
At March 17, 2006 at 8:02 PM , Blogger don't call me chuck woolery... said...

joe, i love this new look. again, something i can see in a garden...

can't wait to see additional pics!

 
At March 17, 2006 at 8:03 PM , Blogger don't call me chuck woolery... said...

oh yeah...what's "digareedo"?

 
At March 17, 2006 at 9:26 PM , Blogger PotterJoe said...

digareedo is that australian/new zealand musical instrument. like a long tube that makes reverberating sounds...

 
At March 17, 2006 at 11:59 PM , Blogger adam said...

bro, those pieces look awesome! love the 'trademark' that we talked about. i'd totally buy a piece.

keep up the awesome work!

 
At March 30, 2006 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Nate said...

That is really awesome that you had a chance to display your work at a show. You difinitely get interesting comments wheather you like it or not. As you pointed out though, it can give you a new perspective on what the art could be viewed as.

 
At January 7, 2010 at 12:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

 

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