Since the beginning of quarantine, I have been attending a bunch of terrific online lectures from all across the country. In just the past month or so I’ve had the pleasure of hearing live talks by a list of artists that includes Theaster Gates, Edmund de Waal, Peter Pincus, Syd Carpenter, Ghada Amer, Kathy Butterly, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Glenn Ligon (with Hilton Als) to name just a few. I also watch a lot of presentations from galleries and museums. Some cover artists I already know, while others introduce me to someone new. I almost always leave better informed and inspired. After the talks I typically follow up with my own deeper research on whatever the subject. Online learning definitely has been one positive of the pandemic. I’m hooked. I am usually able to work in my own studio while I watch. It’s the best!
Here are a few of my favorite images by the artists I’ve learned from and about in this past week’s sessions.
That’s just one week! I’ll try to catch up in future weeks, by sharing images from past lectures as well as new ones from the week itself. I take so many notes that sharing some of them with readers, will help me better organize and keep track of what I’ve seen. I have twelve months of notebooks full of information from amazing online learning. I hope you, my readers, will find something to enjoy in it. Questions welcomed, of course.