Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Marty Pottinger

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Anonymous marty said...

My dad's a general contractor, so I've got access to plenty of rollers and housepaint. Up to now I've only done black on white. He bought too much black paint for outdoor trim on a condo project. Eventually I'll do different colors.

This one is called Roller Painting No.12.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I messed with a tire and paint the sort of the same way back at ccs. Just having fun and finding meaning where it blossoms. How large is this work Marty?

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Marty said...

Most of them are four by four feet (drwyall sheet cut in half).

1:10 AM  
Anonymous leoqueen said...

I would love to see these in person. Do you have any exhibitions coming up?

8:17 AM  
Anonymous marty said...

I'm talking to a gallery for late fall or early winter. But nothing committed yet. Everyone is always nice at galleries. And that's a difficult complaint, you would hope that they would be. Only I often get the feeling they can't say no and be straight, that they rather say let's talk more. Or wait and see. "I'll call you next week." And when you call back in three "I'm in the middle of something. I'll definitely get with you before the end of the month." And I can take the no easier than feeling like I'm drifting along forever.

So, I guess maybe in November. Maybe not.

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it!

12:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is stuppid. Go back to school and learn something about how to make real art.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

intresting but a bit boring sorry just a bit to simplex for me. just feel like a starting point for you to jump of off and push this much further.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous james said...

simple is bad. i agree. needs some flesh to these bones.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

Your dad has too much paint lying around so you decided to be an artist. You're kidding, right?

7:34 AM  
Blogger John Azoni said...


don't listen to the stuck up pretentious posters on this blog that think their crap doesn't stink. Unless it's constructive criticism which most of it isn't. They're just pissed because nobody likes their art.

The work definitely looks better in person. Upon seeing it on the blog I too thought it was a little boring, but then I stumbled upon it at MoNA yesterday and really enjoyed it. It definately speaks louder in person. I really enjoyed the surface quality.

Everyone has random reasons why they begin doing art. Mine was a trip to Italy when I was 14. You don't have to come out of the womb holding a paintbrush to be considered a talented artist.

10:37 AM  
Anonymous marty said...

Thanks John. I will have a two week "show" between Aug 26 and September 9 at MONA. Probably less than that since they're closed for Arts Beats and Eats I think. And everyone comes to creating for different reasons, simple or complex it's the art that matters.


3:45 PM  
Anonymous anonymous 1 said...

Yes I am looking forward to seeing the work in person myself. Defenitely get the sensation of drawing and painting intermingling.
Looking forward to the subtleties.

11:31 PM  
Anonymous steve said...

Subtleties? Its Franz Kline with a roller, what subtleties?

4:28 PM  
Anonymous get thee to anon said...

the roller is the subtlety I guess. like a brick on the head subtlety.

12:19 AM  
Blogger Jef Bourgeau said...

It's what I have begun to call "the imitation of art" and about which I am writing my thesis.

artists used to rebel at what they were taught in school, and created an avant-garde.

today, students are taught to be avant-garde.

12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Subtleties are what you have the opportunity to encounter when experiencing something first hand.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To extend Jeff's comment, the truly rebellious student may be the person who does straight looking work and shuns the pressure to conform to popular style.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all have to start somewhere . . . if we waited to be "perfect", we'd never show our work.
I still like it!
Will try to get up to see your show.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous nolan simon said...

Whenever the contrary becomes the assumption, someone always suggests that "doing it straight" or "classical" might be the new punk rock. The edge is always a few steps ahead of the main stream. I wouldn't hold my breath for a new era of Rubens' or Valesquez'.

I will say this, John Currin sher made some nice paintings for a couple days.

11:26 PM  
Anonymous baker said...

The defenitions of art-making have expanded totally and hopefully will continue. Who knows what is next really. The cutting edge or the moment is a beautiful place to preserve! Looking forward to getting Pontiac way soon for the Mona Mia..

12:16 PM  
Anonymous the dukester said...

This work barely warrants a Kline reference, given its juvenile formal redundancy and historical irrelevance. Jef’s thesis may well confirm the obsolescence of the notion of a vanguard. Nolan naively asserts the usual faith in progress, without defining who is going where, and just how they are supposed to get there. We’re all out of ideas. Civilizations rise and fall, and when this one is finally swept up there will hopefully be enough crumbs left to start over and reach again for the stars. Today artists provide decorations for the rich, so get over it. Real visionaries study DNA and show us what has been written. Choose your platform and let’s see who arises from the ashes.

2:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Today artists provide decorations for the rich, so get over it." Just like yesterday's artists. Hello, Medici? Vatican? The difference is that today's rich are getting bad advice while they lack the taste and eye to know the difference. Now it's all about narcissism: Josh Smith's signatures, the guy who does those repeating self portraits of his ugly bald mug, or someone who got his hands on Dad's overstocked paint supply. None of this should be of interest to anybody besides the creator but it's explained away in faux-intellectual language by people who can't even write a coherent sentence in English. Not saying that art needs to be pretty, but it should be interesting. Fine art is dead.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous not jef said...

jef has fooled you all again. it's obvious this is another of his invented characters. he's soooo smart!

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a friend who is smarter and wiser than I am, told me "not kline, but francois morellet influence."

i didn't know the guy was still alive. but couldn't find any b&w of his work on the net. if anybody else can, pls post such an url/link here. thanks.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous chris said...

let me try again.
i don't think these were painted by jeff cause i've never seen any painting from him. just photos and digital stuff. some video lately. so i think the theory should be adjusted for another or more artists in on "it" with him. so marty/or whoever paints the work and then jeff makes up a completely bogus name.

and then some of us figure out its jeff and some go further that it isn't jeff after all but a third artost. and then it gets confusing cause why or who cares about all the confusion.

and i saw susan hillberry at this opening and so jeff doesn't have to play the "outsider" dude anymre if he's back in the arms of such sucking tit. so who cares anyway.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone can be an artist, then everyone is an artist. And art no more. This is a slippery slope.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous francois morellet said...

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

morellet similar but different, his metal engravings look more like di suvero's i-beams inked and printed.

think there's more affinity with soulage's early work. circa 1950.

11:31 PM  
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