New York Morning: From the High Line

Out of the Comfort Zone

It is scary to do so, but it’s best to step outside one’s comfort zone every once in a while.

New York Morning: From the High Line
New York Morning: From the High Line

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I sent an email to the administration asking the question I had about first years participating in Open Studios. I felt that I might as well ask their thoughts on he subject. Unless there’s something I don’t know, I can’t see what’s wrong with engaging people in our first year.

Adrian Piper in Art Criticism
Adrian Piper in Art Criticism

Now that I realize that no one in the first year was unaware that Open Studios is for second-years only, I feel a little silly, but not really. They will respond correctly and that will be that. It’s actually fine┬ábecause it makes me fell motivated, which I am.

Guy Debora in Critical Issues
Guy Debora in Critical Issues

As mentioned before, Tuesday is my “long” day. I enjoyed my Art Criticism. Class at Barnard. Today we talked about the artist Adrian Piper, and that was interesting. Strangely enough, there’s a young woman in my class why seems quite interested in me. It’s so peculiar how these things happen, and with the randomness that they occur. She looks me straight in the eye when speaking to me, and seems to be just a sweetheart. Something like Adrian is. Of course, I had to tell her that I am married, already, and to a man, although I was remiss in telling her that I am a good twenty-six or twenty-seven years her senior. Now, that’s terrifying to think. I was joking with a friend that I wish the interested party were of the other sex, and then it would be difficult to turn down. Just as well.

Sushi Dinner
Sushi Dinner

We talked Theodore Adorno and Guy Debord in Critical Issues. I really should be ashamed of myself that I don’t read for either of my reading classes. Maybe I won’t always get away with that, but I’ll certainly try. I suppose that at this point, making work is my main obsession. I feel like due to my age, time and effort have to be compressed: The clock is ticking and each tick brings me closer to the final one, whenever that might be.

Friend Performing in Her Studio
Friend Performing in Her Studio

After Critical Issues, a number of us met about the possibility of mounting a Show in the Summer, as happened last year. I like the idea of a student-produced show but for 56 people, that’s a lot of people to manage, and it somewhat dilutes the curatorial purpose of such an endeavor. I will, however, help out, to support my classmates. Otherwise, I need to think about what else I want to do that’s a bit bigger and more ambitious, as well.

A friend recruited me to help with a printing project and I then went home.

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