I checked my email today to find two shows I had scheduled for 2011 are canceled. Feeling overwhelmed by rejection. Need to find a hundred extra hours this week for the new work!
It turns out that the venue for “The Doctrine of Unclean Hands” has communicated a dissatisfaction with the overall work selected. They expressed the work was "too controversial and requested a more conservative show." As a result, the show dates have been pushed back to 2012 and 1 Op Collective has been advised to revise the theme to “The Abandoned Landscape” to suite the venue’s preference. Unfortunately, they will "not be able to show my chosen works."
Feels like a repeat of September's rejection from the
Indianapolis International Airport. "I believe that the form your work takes is visually stunning and a good use of the display ... I appreciate the amount of hand labor inherent in your process. However, I feel that the impetus behind it and the narrative content that you explain in your artist statement is not appropriate for the airport context.
The themes you address are not specifically disallowed by the stated guidelines for art in the airport; nevertheless, we try to keep expressions of illness, death or extreme unhappiness out of the airport experience, which has its own set of potential fears and apprehensions. "
Also the 3 person Mock Academy show was canceled at Lala. The reason was that there were "not enough artists to make that happen".
I was accepted to participate in “The Doctrine of Unclean Hands,” a group show in exploration of right vs. wrong. This exhibition will be within the appropriate legal context afforded by the Seton Hall University Law Building in New Jersey (http://law.shu.edu/). The show is curated by 1 Op Collective and presented by City Without Walls. The above framed photographs of melted bottles will be in this show.