Determining What Environment Your Artwork Should Live In...

“A picture lives by companionship, expanding and quickening in the eyes of the sensitive observer. It dies by the same token. It is therefore risky to send it out into the world. How often it must be impaired by the eyes of the unfeeling and the cruelty of the impotent.” ― Mark Rothko

In this age of rapid emerging artists shitting out briefly-contemplated artwork left and right, I fervently dive into the historiography of artists' lives to ascertain more re: the respectable progress + practice masters created over a lifetime.

Instead of being hungry for any gallery representation or exhibition, the thought process should be 'what are the risks?', 'am I ready for this to be sent out into the world?' and 'what will others' continuous presence/observance reflect on my art?'

i.e.: 'what environment will my artwork live in during it's exhibited time in ‘the public’ & will the reactions/ interactions between my art & its viewers have an emotional impact on the living being (my art) that I have brought into this world?'

Let’s talk more about accurate timing & place rather than rapid commercializing & insta-famousing.

Photography by  Donnie Gerald  from a beautiful visit together to this stellar Rothko-Newman “chapel” curated by Harry Cooper at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

Photography by Donnie Gerald from a beautiful visit together to this stellar Rothko-Newman “chapel” curated by Harry Cooper at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.