Category Archives: Making work

My Review of the LA Art Show

Although I wrote a scathing review of the LA Art Show, with its hypocritical theme of social justice at this extravagantly capitalist event, there were some great pieces of work there, which were really enjoyable. You can read the review … Continue reading

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Party Pooper

A response to the success of the latest art world darling, Nicolas Party, whose work has as much depth as a shallow puddle. Here’s the whole story, which we gave an honest title: Kicking Kittens. Maybe we should have called it “Pity Party.”

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Odd, Odder, Odd Nerdrum

Getting to know Odd Nerdrum has been one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life. I first met him in 2014, when he came to The Representational Art Conference, and I had the remarkable pleasure of moderating a conversation … Continue reading

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Adrienne Stein, Pre-Raphaelite Reborn 

Writing this profile piece was really fun – Adrienne was a wonderful person to talk to, and it was a real pleasure to get to know her world a little better. I took a little longer than usual over producing … Continue reading

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Guy Kinnear and the Golem Paintings

This is a profile piece about Guy Kinnear, who lives and works on the Californian countryside, where he models and paints humanoid figures on the backdrop of local landscapes. Both his work and life speak of the relationship of humans … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Journey

I thoroughly enjoyed talking to sculptor Sabin Howard about his fabulous World War 1 memorial project. My father’s entire family served in World War 2, and just after it, and I thoroughly admire and respect our military forces. A Soldier’s … Continue reading

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Take a Break for Yourself

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Art as experience, dogs and savages

The ideas of the philosopher John Dewey are so deeply embedded in the Western art world that many artists have no idea that they repeat them. America’s most influential philosopher in the 1920’s and 30’s, Dewey recognized that so-called primitive … Continue reading

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No more manifestos.

No More Manifestos. Michael Pearce Wednesday December 31st 2014   Manifestos perpetuate the idea of constant, rapid, forward-moving progress as a truthful analysis of the way culture evolves. But culture only moves forward in time – and it isn’t necessarily … Continue reading

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I’m not blogging here any longer, please visit me on Facebook instead. Thanks! Michael

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