This afternoon I went to a lecture by artist and critic, Buzz Spector. I had missed him the last time I had the chance to see him speak and I wasn't going to miss him again. If you ever get the chance to see him, don't miss it. He's an incredible man who allows his passion to seep through his life. There is no doubt the care this man has for the written word, mainly in books. Although he has been criticized by book fanatics for his sculptures, I think how he approaches his work mentally is really beautiful. He spoke mainly about his library photographs, and not so much about his sculpture, so here is a nice little sample of his photo work.
Buzz is a master of articulation, something I am far from. He strings words together so elegantly, it blows my mind. Because of this, he tends to leave his viewers with incredible quotes to go back to over and over again. Here are some that stuck with me because I felt they resonated with my work, or maybe my state of mind:
(speaking on organizing shells as a child) "A child's sudden realization that the world can be ordered..."
"Our absorption is our resource, where are we more absorbed than in reading?"
(speaking about his early exhibition criticisms) "I don't hate them, I love them violently"
"What's selfless and invisible in editing should be selfless and invisible in teaching..."
Words and Stuff.
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