Great presentation; he shouldn't worry about the lack of images. We got some very solid pratical information about how to go about starting to promote our work and how galleries work. This is very much needed, and unfortunately, lacking in the department in general. I believe there was even a "business of art" course listed in the course catalogue for years that was almost never actually taught. I found the comments about when the work is actually sold to be very enlightening.Also good to see a positive person who has lasted and who is growing. It sounds like he has come a long way since the Coral Way gallery and I look forward to visiting the new space. For those of you who didn't see the old space, I can tell you he has a real talent for utilizing space!!
i enjoyed the presentation as well. very informative with knowledge that everyone in that classroom was probably curious to know but not necessarily able to formulate a question that would gain the answers that brook gave in his lecture. i can't wait to see the opening on nov. 26 (i believe that's the date). should be one helluvah show!
I would have found his presentation to be very informative if I was looking to be an artist that wants to display in galleries, but as someone who does I felt it lacked substance for the purpose of exploring art itself.
As "someone who does..." I didn't get that point, Naomi...
does not, sorry.
I thought that having a gallery owner was a good choice. Personally, I am still in that phase of my life of trying to decide where to go with my artistic career, like whether or not I would want to teach or to become a free-lance graphic designer, work for a company or display my works in galleries. I must say that trying to get my work displayed in a gallery is still something that i find to be quite intimidating, especially becuase I don't really have a high self image of my work as a whole =/ So in essence, his presentation did more harm to me than good. =(
Remember my motto: "Turn your (seeming) weakness into your strength."
brook's presentation was cool. i'm glad he mentioned that he has a day job. i think that makes his success more relative to us in the sense that we can do it too, whether it's being a gallerist or artist (i'd like to curate in the future). i liked his honesty on how the system works when trying to get into a gallery. of course, it's not that easy!brook seems like an accessible person, which makes the other gallerists sound really scary.i also think that there should be a course on the preparations for exhibiting at galleries or other events that also teaches how to present yourself and your work properly.
I found Brook's presentation very appropriate. He helped me to understand that being an artist is not easy and that if we want our art to be recognize we have to work hard and put our heart and time. I really admire him because he does allow artist to show their work because of their talent not just for business purposes or because they are known. He takes risks and gives opportunities to new artists. I also agree with him that we should experiment and explore new things to be able to continuously develop our work. It is important to challenge ourselves and to take risks.
It was great to hear a point of view from someone who owns a gallery and knows the business. I would really like to go see his gallery. It is nice to hear how loyal he is to his artists and that he gives new artists a fair chance. Please let us know when he has openings so we can attend.
There was a couple of hings that I appreciated about Dorsch presentation. First was learning what is involved when managing a gallery and the tips about getting artwork into a gallery. I'm impressed that he has a day job that supports the gallery. It emphasizes the idea that most successful artist/gallerist are passionate about their work. Second is his response to the question about what direction/movement in art is becoming more successful or common. Although you can be very involved in the artworld, the media will bombard us with too much art to know what is becoming more dominant and significant in the arts.
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