If there’s one thing that’s dangerous for an artist, it’s precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and all the rest of it. – Federico Fellini

Brooke Reidt

Since Bad Art night is in just a week, art is on my mind. Truthfully, art is never far from my mind. But I am a consumer, rather than a creator. I am endlessly researching new artists, finding favorites in all mediums. In just the last week, I have come across the photography of Bruce Mozert, the animation of Michel Gagne, the street art of mobstr, and the light work of Pahnl. Plus I have long-time favorites like R. Crumb, Glenn Barr, Louis Icart, Tara McPherson, Camille Rose Garcia and the lesser knowns one comes across on Etsy. Or the ever shocking Chris Burden (do a Google search for him, if you are feeling intrepid). Art is subjective and tastes are individual. Which is PRECISELY why Bad Art night will be such fun. One artist’s trash is another artist’s medium! Visual, audible, tactile, architectural - there are museums and creations for every sense and every taste. For the library lover, there is a book called Reading Women, entirely composed of portraits of women . . . reading. Plus we are reading Tales from Outer Suburbia for alt+library book club this month, a graphic novel with some atonishingly good art. What art gets your heart racing?

- Jess

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