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Comment Archives: Stories: Art

Re: “Resources for Artists

The deadline has already passed for the year, but keep it in mind for next year!

http://tnartscommission.org/art-grants/

Posted by Dwayne Butcher on 03/09/2017 at 10:52 AM
Posted by Dwayne Butcher on 03/07/2017 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Make Art Great Again

I'm thinking there's a performance art piece in having a wiry nubile scale the Wall of Penii wearing nothing but mountaineering ropes and a rock axe...

Posted by OakTree on 02/20/2017 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Make Art Great Again

Clyde, look within yourself grasshopper.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 02/20/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Make Art Great Again

@clyde

Because hate wins elections. Hate works.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 02/20/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Make Art Great Again

Why does the Flyer choose to propagate hate?

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Posted by Clyde on 02/20/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Make Art Great Again

Polish history month is October
German Heritage month September
French history month is July...
And so many more

So William, how many history months do white racists need? I want to know the aggrieved racists perspective.

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Posted by datGuy on 02/18/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Make Art Great Again

Thanks Dewayne, great article! I hope you will come to our closing reception Saturday night! - Chelle

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Posted by Chelle Ellis on 02/18/2017 at 12:59 AM

Re: “Make Art Great Again

How exciting that Trumptards are now commenting on fine art reviews!

I had heard you were back Mr. Butcher I for one am glad your writing once again.

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Posted by BP45 on 02/17/2017 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Make Art Great Again

freedom of speech, freedom to create art, is one of the corner stones of our republic. when that part of our culture, has been watered down, or revoked, then we end up like the former U.S.S.R.

I'm glad that people/artists are voicing their opinions, or the current state of affairs...as for the usual comments about Black History Month, I'm glad it happens every FEB, and I've learned a lot about the struggles that Black America has gone thru...but the overall whining about why it isn't more mainstream, gets tiring...after all, where is Polish culture month? white culture? or better yet, asian or hispanic month(s) as for trump, remember almost 60 million people, voted him in, instead of Hillary Clinton, many really, do not like President Trump, but chose to diss him, and disrespect him...

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Posted by William S. Paley on 02/17/2017 at 6:58 PM

Re: ““Spectacular Vernacular” at the Memphis Slim House.

Love your art! I am the owner of Bartlett Florist and would love to get some of these pieces inside my shop!

Posted by Melvin Easley on 11/18/2016 at 6:03 AM

Re: ““Spectacular Vernacular” at the Memphis Slim House.

Why is the artist not pictured?

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Posted by Quinn McGowan on 11/03/2016 at 2:29 PM

Re: “The Transformers

Lindsey Penn

Posted by Valerie Smith on 08/11/2016 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Vid-O-belisk, I Never Knew You

Potential energy is a good thing.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 02/27/2016 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Vid-O-belisk, I Never Knew You

I personally love the Vid-O-belisk, but maybe clearing out the rotunda space for a while will lead to some good things.

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Posted by Chris McCoy on 02/27/2016 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Vid-O-belisk, I Never Knew You

Is it OK to say now that I never liked it? Without offending anybody?

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Posted by OakTree on 02/27/2016 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Vid-O-belisk, I Never Knew You

Chris, I think it is just derivative of his earlier work, which isn't necessarily a bad thing -- but I believe the sculpture is from the early 2000s, and, by then, video art & media had changed so much that the initial punch packed by Nam Jun Paik's weird Americana was no longer...punchy. It was a safe commission for the Brooks. Much safer than the Marisol commission thirty years earlier. Not to mention that is has since dominated a rotunda space that could have been used for Guggenheimian strangeness, performance, installation... I think this is a good move. Is all I'm saying.

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Posted by Eileen Havant Townsend on 02/27/2016 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Vid-O-belisk, I Never Knew You

"Not a very good work of art from an otherwise great artist" I've wrestled with this too. But is it not very good or is it just not what I want it to be? An obelisk made of antique TVs and campy neon is less less hilarious than Paik's animal sculptures, but that seems to be the basic direction he was taking. Still, it always seemed like a piece of art that could have been designed by the CVB --- more at home at the Hard Rock Cafe than in the Brooks' rotunda. Which also, maybe, is why it belongs exactly where it is. Then again, I've long been a supporter of this guy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDOnBv0gCK…

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Posted by Chris Davis on 02/21/2016 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Is Loving Local the Wrong Approach?

"The Art of the South(ern Users of Google Image Search)" = so perfect.

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Posted by laurenrae on 10/22/2015 at 2:42 PM

Re: “A Die-In at the Brooks Museum

anonymous901 ,
You and your mirrored self, The Memphis Arts Brigade, are lumping the criminals killed by police with those murdered by police.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 09/15/2015 at 3:04 PM

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