Looking Up, Jo-Ann Sanborn
5"x7", acrylic on board
I was most disappointed to see this upside down tank with a treadmill atop as our national statement at the Venice Biennale this year. . It's gotten some great reviews, but to me it's just another story of us beating ourselves up again. That story's old.
American artists have the freedom to create artwork with any message anywhere, anytime. How sad that these pieces, with their tired little story were chosen as our international message. Why not find and show pieces of Americans looking to the future with courage and hope and ability? Now that would surprise us!
The deadline for the US Grant for 2012 has already past, but let's think about 2013, If we're still here, let's start Looking Up!
Don't forget the Art League Second Tuesday Social tomorrow. Welcome new Executive Director Lynn Holley.