First and foremost - this crowd was great! i met and re-met some interesting artists (some with anime eyes!) and ran into a sort-of-ex-roommate i haven't seen since i moved out. had a great conversation about the luxury of simplicity.
i got to Leo Kesting Gallery after work and ran into my friend S who is an SVA alum. There were works from Nick Dyball also SVA alum. there was glorious cheese and as the night went on (and we closed the exhibit) more people packed the place and awed and had a great time...
it seems apt to have an exhibit named true love is fleeting near valentines day. there's so many things that are fleeting: time, opportunities, feelings, but why does love get all the attention? maybe it's cos everybody needs it and they're willing to spend crazy money on st. valentines to prove it. (i saw so many people with flowers today like they were going out of style). there's no way you can schedule love it just kind of happens and when it does there's no tangible way to hold onto it. you can't beef up your resume to sustain it or tie it to your sleeve. just to remember how it felt i guess is the best you can do when It is so fleeting that way you can recognize it when it comes back at the right time...so i'd like to believe.
and i looked at this soooo long...
Donna Cleary's monoprints.
Brenda Buck's polaroids are best in person cos you can see all the
faint messages in the white part of the "polaroid".