Thursday, February 25, 2010


Yesterday also saw the first installment of Shut Up Already... I'll Look at Your Art, which I thoroughly enjoyed (despite Bill's over-the-shoulder knee-jerk crits :-). Here's how Mr. Shut Up summarized the first session:
The First session of "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" took place today. Ed spent far more than ten seconds on most images giving each a fair viewing often making comments or thinking out loud, occasionally having quick discussions with William Powhida who had come over from the #class "Workspace" for a quick view. In all Mr. Winkleman spent a little over an hour and viewed around 60 images.

The images viewed by Ed today can be viewed on the "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" blog in a slideshow which displays each image for ten seconds. Each subsequent session will be posted.

Thanks to all who participated, if you see your image in the slideshow as per the aggreement stipulated in the rules, you can not complain that your work is not being considered by a professional gallery for one year from today.

If you see your image and object to its inclusion on the blog email me and I will remove it from the slide show.

Labels: #class


Blogger Greg said...

I want my signed certificate of authenticity! Just kidding... sort of.

2/25/2010 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

If you submitted an image, you'll be receiving one. I and the monitor signed 60 of them last night. Their being notarized and mailed soon.

2/25/2010 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

"They're being notarized..." (let's end illitaricy in our livestime!)

2/25/2010 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger HMNA said...

you know what, I just watched the slide show and dang 10 seconds is a long time. TiVo has ruined me, I fast forward through everything.

2/25/2010 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

It actually didn't feel that long to me...felt kind of rushed...guess I normally spend more time than that looking at images.

2/25/2010 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger HMNA said...


Interesting, is there anytime you wanted to hit rewind? There were a few that I was like...wait! Its kind of like having a people mover in a museum pushing you through the galleries at 2 miles an hour.

2/25/2010 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

I controlled the pace and actually went through the entire first group three times. At first I was making quick comments (as is my habit), but then thought I should also just "Shut Up" and look. That's hard for me though :-)

2/25/2010 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

this project is brilliant. extremely, passionately moving. is there a cut off date edward?

2/25/2010 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Bernard Klevickas said...

It ALL looks worthy of being in a gallery to me. This depends on the context of course; be it abstraction, representation, conceptual, etc. It reinforces an interpretation that the established art world exists through favoritism and politics.

2/25/2010 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Cedric c said...

It's an impressive response, already 60 participants. Considering that only a percentage of artists reading this blog would participate, it tells you about how much a dealer doesn't have to make anyone a favor. For 1 lost artist, a thousand others.

Cedric C

2/25/2010 01:26:00 PM  
Blogger "Shut Up Already I'll Look at Your Art!" said...

there is no set cutoff date to submit an image, however Ed's time is precious, and there is no guarantee that all will be viewed with as much fairness, Ed has agreed to put in the time he can during #class and I don't expect him to be available after that, there is room for more images right now so submit while you can.

2/25/2010 01:54:00 PM  
Blogger "Shut Up Already I'll Look at Your Art!" said...

Let me add I am looking for volunteer monitors, if you are interested in keeping Ed honest email:

DO NOT post a comment
DO NOT contact Ed.

2/25/2010 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger Ian Aleksander Adams said...

Awesome. Noticed two pieces I was already familiar with (by Matthew Gamber and David Strohl, respectively) and some that had immensely positive first impressions.

I like how the slideshow forces people to watch the whole thing (perhaps while they are looking for their own images) but I do wonder about having another means of presentation (maybe after the whole project is over).

Basically I wanted to know if the images will also be posted in blog posts with the artist information. I'd really really like to see some more work by some of these artists and I'd like to feature some on my blog.. as it is now, I don't know the names of the people who made the work so I can't do it :(

If this was possible, I'd be really happy.

2/25/2010 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger "Shut Up Already I'll Look at Your Art!" said...

as per the certificates I will be contacting everyone who submitted with how to get the certificate, most likely you will need to send a self addressed stamped envelope somewhere, that's a detail that needs to be worked out.

all the certificates will be scanned and possibly posted, but I would want to clear it with everyone who submitted work first.

Also I am planning on getting more info and a more typical controllable slide show up after the last batch with artist info, but again I would want to clear it with everyone who submitted work.

2/25/2010 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous evangeline said...

I don't see my image on the slideshow. I object.

2/25/2010 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Jerome said...

I'm very proud my image comes first on the slide-show! but i'm a little sad i haven't been notified how and where watch it while it was being reviewed...

2/26/2010 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are we not allowed to post comments?

3/01/2010 01:38:00 PM  

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