excuse my brush
Our culture is anti-hand; it thinks it’s better to work with your head. Everybody aspires to go to college, so they don’t have to work with their hands, yet hands are a source of intelligence. You divorce yourself from a part of your intelligence without them. To work with disembodied hands is perfect; you have all the intelligence, but don’t submit to the sentimentality that says handmade is more valuable. The “maker’s movement” is not sentimental.
Installation view from Chris Martin’s solo show, now on view through November 15, 2014.
Monsieur Constantin Guys
"Muse and Model," 2011, Monika Baer