Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga

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Archive for November 13th, 2010

Art Can Be Fun

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Lately, I’ve been struggling with a “What’s it all for” period. Generally, when I’m in between projects or exhibitions, I go through a period of questioning my work, the relevance of art in general and wondering what I’m doing and why… The last several weeks, I’ve been feeling this way more strongly than usual. Fortunately, today, I enjoyed a stroll through the Chelsea galleries (yes the heart of the beast) and appreciated work that wasn’t necessarily critical or trying to present alternative perspectives, but reflected the hard work of individuals enjoying creativity. It’s important to be reminded that engaging in a creative process is meaningful even if it isn’t a mechanism for social change or greater awareness (as art seldom is).

Dear Father Knickerbocker, I Just Googled You, William Earl Kofmehl III at Lombard-Freid Projects
William Earl Kofmehl III
I knew Bill Kofmehl from Carnegie Mellon University. He was in undergrad while I was in grad school. The guy worked like a madman and he took on projects/performances that no one else would, such as building a giant tree house behind a science building and living in it in a costume as Lobster Boy.
William Earl Kofmehl III
William Earl Kofmehl III
William Earl Kofmehl III
William Earl Kofmehl III

Waste_Generation, Chris Doyle at Andrew Edlin Gallery. Chris is a friend who has always been supportive of my work and I’ve always been grateful for his. It was great and inspiring to see what he’s been up to.
Chris Doyle
Chris Doyle
Chris makes his videos available on his portfolio site: http://chrisdoylestudio.com/animation/
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the pages to find the videos and you can find them on his Vimeo page.

Hard in the Paint, Raymond Pettibon at David Zwirner
Raymond Pettibon
Raymond Pettibon
Raymond Pettibon

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November 13th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

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