The hint of crazy within the solid citizen

Regina Hackett takes her Art to Go

Wrong is right the shock of the flaw

February 9, 2011 by Regina Hackett 2 Comments

That old grade school test question Which of these does not belong? offers a key to the aesthetics of the expressively hot, as opposed to the classically cool. The hint of crazy within the solid citizen, the blood in the water and the worm in the rose (mortal, guilty) move us in a way that visions of perfection rarely do.

In honor of the flaw, a small survey of its recent, robust manifestations.

## ## Douglas Gordon Three Inches (Black) 1997 (image via)

Susan Robb: Three from the last decade (images via)

Winkler + Noah, from The [Read more.]

02/9/11 5:30 PM

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Recently in Seattle

February 7, 2011 by Regina Hackett 7 Comments

If human history were underwater, Alwyn O’Brien’s ceramic vessels could serve as the bleached bones of the Ancien Regime, the decorative drained and dead on a dark sea floor.

4 Descending Notes 2010

Manganese Clay and Glaze

9″ x 7″ x 5 1/2″

Hand rolled coils make her lacy vessels. Born past their prime, they are in their own weird way pristine.

Story of Looking, 2010 Porcelain and glaze, Two Pieces 12 1/2″ x 14″ x 5″

Following Thelonious Monk, she knows how to use the wrong note. See the brutal foot on the right, [Read more.]

02/7/11 9:33 AM

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Picasso flesh world

December 23, 2010 by Regina Hackett 7 Comments

Collectors who hire experts to solve problems that don’t exist till help arrives are responsible for the equivalent of bad face lifts on old masters. What the artists intended too frequently recedes under an abrasive cleaning or a deadening

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