|"The Sand Bar" by Hilary J England|
I am tired of the politics of art. I don't want this to be a platform for a raging rant, but I'm so sick of the hypocrisy...
Back in the "dark ages," the Salon refused to show work that wasn't cookie cutter, exactly the traditional style of painting that all artists were forced to adhere to, and in essence, we've gone back to that standard. Many galleries and reps want either the total garbage of "abstraction" in which it's more hot air and hype than it is any form of art, or the boring, restrained, constipated forms of realism that you get tired just looking at them...thinking, if this is the smug, bland world these people live in, I'm happy to be insane.
So, there it is...we're back to the traditions of the Salon. If you do something that falls outside of these two genres, the elitist wanna be intellectuals look down their nose for fear of change...change that will rock the boat, or expose the hypocrisy they've grown to embrace. Sickening indeed.
So, that's my rant. I'm done with it...sorry for the impolite outburst!!