Jan 25, 2021
The following is an exercise in approaching a body of artwork by one of TINYisPOWERFUL’s members, Morgan Kinne, as she presents it at Redux until the end of this month.
First, Morgan and I had two long meetings at the gallery. I already knew the work but we had never had a professional exchange about it.
Then I wrote my piece with all the intensity I could muster. It is important to approach art with as much exhilaration as it takes the artist to produce it. Otherwise, you might as well wrap it in conventions and treat it as dead fish! Objectivity may come later, when you have gathered thoughts from everywhere possible.
Second, Morgan is invited to make her own remarks, about the text produced, as well as to correct errors, mostly add her insight and experience … anything she cares to write about, susceptible to satisfy her need to communicate about the work. This exercise in self-criticism is also meant to alleviate the dangers of self-censorship.
Her remarks are entered in the right column of a two-column “article”.
It is my experience that critics hate being asked to be put or to put themselves on the spot! The artist, on the other hand, learns much about the relativeness of art criticism, perception, misinterpretation, plain factual errors! At the end, though, everyone has learned a thing or two about communication!