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8.8.07

'twas the night before christmas


when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...


well, actually, there is a mouse. in the kitchen.
and i'm stirring - well at least my guts are.
and it's not the night before christmas, but it's the night before the private view of my work at spinach.

but it'll do for now.


what i find most terrifying before a show opens (to the public) is not that people will hate the work, but that they will be indifferent, or indirect. i know that sounds like a cop out - 'it's not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game' type pragmatism. but i swear, it's true.

i would rather someone hate the work and talk with me about it, let me know exactly what piece of shit art wank they thought it was, than for someone to mildly dislike it, shrug, not even bother to discuss it - either with me or anyone else and leave or even worse, leave and then bitch about what a waste of time/money/space art is.

ok, so they may be right, but they could at least have the courtesy to let me agree with them! ha!

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5 Comments:

At 09 August, 2007 01:59, Blogger Skanky Jane said...

I think I understand how you feel. Hey - one of my fave artists is now writing a blog - you might like to check it out - http://iblog.net.au/ourladyof.

I love your post about the signs & sandwich boards.

SJ xx

 
At 09 August, 2007 08:12, Blogger Will said...

I will ask you a lot of questions, I think. Never had a chance to directly ask an artist q's..apologies in advance if most of them are either a) blindingly obvious or b) estoteric.

 
At 09 August, 2007 12:27, Anonymous Angus said...

Good luck Lauren, I'm sure it will be very well received. Wish I could be there but am sadly out of town this evening!

 
At 10 August, 2007 10:56, Blogger Stan Lee said...

As Oprah would say...You go girl!

 
At 11 August, 2007 00:13, Blogger lauren said...

thanks guys! it went really well - i had a lovely time, saw friends, met lovely people, got some good feedback. success.

SJ - i had a quick peek... looks great!

will, ask as many questions as you like, just don't take pictures with flash while i'm ad libbing an artists' talk! ha!

angus - thanks mate.. next time. in fact, next week - ladybloggers!

stan - is that the second time you've mentioned oprah on my blog? ha! thanks mate. i promise when i'm back in oz, you'll get an invite to a show there.

 

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