Just like anyone else that appreciates art, I still hold my opinions about Galeria 409 and shows that the Galeria 409 has produced, some have been to note, others have been disappointing in my perspective.. Not saying Galeria 409 is at fault for bad art or good art for that matter, simply everyone is free to make there own opinions.." An artist should never live in fear to express his thoughts as he produces his or her art, or what would be the purpose ?" . In example I think the iron sculptors of Wedgworth , which I like, in my opinion didn't exhibit well at the 409 . Something about the raw iron and raw scrapped brick walls, esthetically didn't sit well..
I still think and will continue to note some of the ideas of group shows, which allow open entry and ridiculous pricing, have been in my opinion its most downside. I still think its been poor judgement of Marks to not exhibit certain local artists, that may have only helped the quality of art exhibited. Again these are my opinions and I am happy to note them..
Most recently as you may have seen on previouse posts on public funding in the name of local art and culture, have brought me to great concern. A question I am currently asking is Galeria 409 in quest for public funding and pushing for non-profit ? and if it was what do you think and would you support the idea ? ...................I wouldn't, I think any local art gallery has a the potential of running as successful business, it all depends on the choices the owner makes. I think nonprofit in the name of art is the easy way out, and what may keep the quality of art from growing.
That said, I think ignoring local art or local exhibits and cutting off the dialogue going forward is not the way, as we continue to push to improve the quality and value of our local art.
"The Art of Brownsville......bigger than you think..SUPPORTING LOCAL ARTISTS SINCE 2003 ...well actually a little after that, it was kind of boring at the beginning"......gt