Then again, half the fun is looking at the people. I often try to match artists with their art. In that spirit I went up to a couple of guys that looked like they might not have too much in common except maybe the creative spirit.
- Guess which one was from Connecticut.
- Guess which one was named 'Troy.'
- Guess which one had nothing in the show.
- nuanced palette
- conceptually accurate
- definitely has a beginning, middle, and an end
I may not know much about art, but a painting sure brings out the Johnny_Mango in me.
This is not to diminish anything in the show! I loved it! It is just to say, "Don't worry about talking about art." Just remember, YOU are welcome at any art opening. Just walk in, help yourself to a snack and beverage, and browse. Really. And this small gallery might be a good place to wander into. It is right next to Absolutely Neon in Upper Nob Hill.
One art-opening story from Santa Fe: In 1971 a friend of mine named Bruce wandered through Santa Fe. He was from Milwaukee and wore a cowboy hat. Anyway, we ended up at an opening on Canyon Road one afternoon. I guess I should say we had been drinking. At any rate, later in the day I asked him how he had liked the show.
"Oh," he said, "the art was great! The tamales were a little tough..."
I should probably tell you at this point that the man-of-fringe in the above picture was named Troy and lives in Connecticut. He did not have anything in the show.
And my friend Bruce...well, it seems he had eaten the corn husks.