Jan has just sent through Bob Georgeson’s poster for this year’s Sculpture on the Edge at Bermagui.
Sensational, wethinks. What a fabulous perspective of Randall Sinnamon’s piece from last year’s event!! Br-illiant.
But no. Apparently not. Jan’s committee collectively wet their knickers in horror, pronouncing it too offensive. Omigod – can you believe such a thing? In this day and age? And purporting, some of them, to be contemporary artists!!
SHAME ON YOU. Get with the program, peeps. The embarrassment is all yours.
They opted instead for the safe harbour of convention…
Now, this second is a fine poster, featuring a fine artist. No argument there.
But one can’t help but feel that it lacks the frisson, the élan, of the original.
If the local arts community seriously wants to play in the big pool then it needs to start cultivating some bone fide vizzarts maturity. As a concept, Vagina dentata has probably been around since the beginning of the art historic time-line – and is perfectly acceptable. In any guise.
Nervous Nellyism be damned.
[Poor Jan – we feel for you big time. Hang in there sister. n(Ed)]