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Re: “At Space, Hot Metal puts the thermometer through its paces

i admit i was hotheaded. these are my ex-co-workers -fellow artists and friends and i may have taken it personally. but like whats been said in previous posts, lisa brennan wasted alot of space on non-art subjects. thanks to bill for responding. his job is difficult and what i said was not meant to be a slam on him. at all as far as lisa giving me a favorable review being a reason to ignore this or put her in my favor doesnt make sense to me. i dont know her at all. she doesnt know me. thats whats wrong with pittsburgh in the my opinion. people patting each other on the back incessantly and continuing to make work that is dated. if she did have some insights into my work that were decent, then why couldnt she assume that position with hot metal? soley as a critic. its the critics duty to rise above the stance of a normal viewer and shed some insight onto a show. a bad review or a good review doesnt mean anything to me . an insightful one does though. as does a dissmissive one. i only write because i care.

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Posted by thad kellstadt on 03/07/2008 at 5:40 PM

Re: “At Space, Hot Metal puts the thermometer through its paces

major tom to ground control. get it together or go to the frick and droll over drawings done 10000 years ago. or one of the many vanilla art shows that pop up like zits on a tennagers butt all day in the burgh. first off. the pgh cp has a history of dull and/or out of touch writers. gregory knepp has (had?) as much talent and insight as a flaccid penis. as for lisa brennan, and i quote: "… and the impetus behind these works, and the exhibit as a whole, are something you'll have to guess" seriously i havent seen the show and i can probably tell you. the neck bone is connected to the brain bone l.b. what planet are you from? its an art gallery, not a chinese buffet. and btw, thats not crabmeat, its polluck. which brings me to allison from the northside a resturaunt? its a free gallery. what do you do for a living? paint by the river? operate garfields nightmare at kennywood? its not wal mart. its a free gallery. should the attendants walk around and ask "are you enjoying and understanding the art?", "can i help you" of course you thought the emo comment was funny. i think comments about clueless art-goers who base their entire experience on an attendant and not the art are totally hilarious. there are alot of them too. lets go to wal mart to buy are art next time? shall we? aisle 666 i think hip people should work in galleries. art should be sexy and weird thats a no-brainer. as far as rick bachs labels. hes got a stlye with paint and a stlye of bringing his work at 4 am the morning of the opening. so, just a heads up for next time. your mention and sudden downplay of the currators house and studio burning down is tasteless and irresponsible. why editors didnt catch and change this is beyond me. the art scene- in pittsburgh is strong and amazing-like what was said before-this is a show of that. you obviously have no connection to any of that. your review is yellow snow. another poor unimaginative review from a lack luster so called critic. half of the artists in pgh could write better. its a shame that the few galleries that do interesting things get hated on. its a shame but who cares? who cares about yellow snow? maybe allison from the northside is a super uptight annoying psuedo yuppie lurker? maybe not. she likes to eat though. and i like to look at art. not lame reviews. one part time cp writer who also writes for a major art publication told that she would never write about a show she didnt like or had problems with. ms. brennan-dont impose your shortcomings as a critic as being those of the gallery or currator. and... why didnt alice winn write about this show?

Posted by thad kellstadt on 03/06/2008 at 8:59 PM

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