Sunday, November 7, 2010
Yes, as in Itty Bitty Titty.
This is one of my latest pieces. It's 3.5" x 3.5".
It is actually what I'm considering my slap back at someone who totally has disregarded me every time I share an idea or give a suggestion. We have announcements that we send and give out a couple weeks before one of our openings. The person who volunteers to do this (we all have jobs we aren't paid to do with the gallery)just happens to be a graphic designer. Which is all good and does a pretty nice job. That's my issue, and I know this sounds bad and I probably shouldn't complain. It's nice, that's the problem. It's frickin plain and simple nice. I know we need to stay consistent with Gallery fonts and info but every time the images look like Martha Stewart threw up all over the announcement.
I try to give suggestions about giving the name of the show and image a twist to spur intrigue towards the show and about 4- 5 times have been told that either that my suggestions are to dark (in nature) or that she's the designer, basically just scoffed at and or ignored. I probably should leave it alone, but I feel I have good ideas that would be well received. I would just do them myself but her husband has them printed at his work and it costs nearly nothing. Printing can get quite costly and with our galleries little budget it has been very helpful. Maybe I'm kicking a gift horse in the mouth? I can't help it.
Where the slap back is coming from is this particular piece shown above. The gallery member/graphic designer has disregarded my input for this next show once again and has asked each member to send one of there pieces to be used on the announcement. The example that she sent was a little still life of a bowl of cherries. How sweet. How nice. How boring.
So I made a point of painting this just for her and her husband, even though I have others that I could have sent. These people are ultra conservative, uptight, know it alls. When we first started the gallery they didn't want me to put one of my nude paintings in the front of the gallery because it might be offensive to some people. Hello!!! It was a nice mellow side view of a nude. Hello!! How long have artists been painting nudes? At the time I went along with there shenanigans and it was funny because when it did sell (in the back gallery) they were the ones working and had to sell it. I woud not put up with that shit now, believe you me. I was trying to be nice since we were all so new in the business.
So, if they aren't going to take my ideas, I'm going to give them something that I know they will make them cringe. I will continue to do so until I am heard. I know this isn't that wild of a piece, but it is to them.
I'm ornery and I like it.