Art critic John Yau answers the question "why can't we see her eyes?"
Purchase the print on canvas or paper of this painting here.
The above painting was my Art Prize entry this past year. It was located in the Catholic Diocese building on the corner of Wealthy and Division Streets. After the first two years of large scale projects that were a lot of work and expensive, it felt like a relief to simply hang a painting on the wall and walk away.
I had the opportunity this past year to look through many of the different venues and get a better overview of what actually is happening during Art Prize. I even wrote a piece for Mlive of my opinion of the years top ten which was my shot at art criticism. Even though my take away from last year was on the negative side I remain a believer in what Art Prize has the potential to do for our city. I think there are many ways that Art Prize is contributing to the evolution of our local culture but the aspect I am most interested in is the potential to build bridges between the art community and the local corporate culture.
It is my hope this year to find a corporation that I can partner with for next years project. I would like to have the winter to begin to create my painting so if you are working with in a company that would like to develop a working relationship with a local artist please begin the conversation and lets see where it wants to go.