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Anger Management and the importance of personal hygiene at Nishi

johnboy 24 September 2013 24

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ArtsACT has the delightful news that the amazing George Rose is putting on her first exhibition at Nishi:

Anger Management and The Importance of Personal Hygiene is George Rose’s first solo exhibition. The works presented deal with idea’s surrounding expression vs interpretation and the notion of the creation of art aiding in the mental digestion of concepts, which are difficult to process.

This body of work has been created as a means of comprehending and expressing events in the artists life. It is the result of cathartic exploration and is heavily process driven. The outcome may be evident of an expressive process rather than a creative process.

Whilst the works presented are personal in nature, it is the artist’s intention that the art produced is accessible and that the audience is able to connect with her motivations.

George enjoys using juxtaposing cues mixed with commonly understood concepts to create inconsistent visual information. The intention is for the audience to engage in the works with their own intuition.

George aims to create art that engages, moves and finds humour in unlikely places, using a visual vocabulary as opposed to written or oral text.

The mediums in the show vary from oil paintings, interactive light sculptures, video installations, ceramics and hand crafted type works. Each piece has been created using a visual vocabulary appropriate to the intended outcome.

More info can be found at goodgeorgerose.com External Link or www.newacton.com.au/enjoy


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switch switch 12:05 pm 25 Sep 13

BimboGeek said :

I suspect the media release wss indeed written by the artist. In university one of my besties was an art student who dreaded having to make up some waffly crap about her mix-media paintings or installations. She was a visual thinker expressing herself as best she could. Any words she made up after the event were guaranteed to be less accurate than the work itself and yet they constituted a significant portion of her mark.

All artists are capable of churning out pages of this crap but they do need help editing it down.

You know there are programs out there that given a few keywords can churn out pages of crap on demand. Some have even been accepted as conference papers, eg http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/

LSWCHP LSWCHP 12:00 pm 25 Sep 13

Robertson said :

He may be confused and he may be tense and he may be conflating his sh*t all over the place, …

I don’t know what you lot are on about.
My sentence contains no errors of tense and parses perfectly well.
Which bit(s) are you having trouble with?

Sorry…I didn’t mean to piss you off. I have no idea whether you were confused or conflating anything. I was using “may” in the sense of “you (the reader) may think that if you wish”. My point is that I understood perfectly what you were on about, whereas the blurb was pretty much content free.

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 9:44 am 25 Sep 13

LSWCHP said :

Ben_Dover said :

Any other “Private Eye” fans on here?

Yep. I think you’ve nailed it there Ben.

Well I’ve submitted it to Private Eye Magazine for their ‘Psueds Corner” section.

I have a subscription to Private Eye, I will let you know if it’s published.

pajs pajs 9:36 am 25 Sep 13

Looks worth a visit. Thanks for posting about this.

I’d also suggest that looking for well-wrought prose in a press release is perhaps even more futile than correcting spelling on the internet.

BimboGeek BimboGeek 9:25 am 25 Sep 13

I suspect the media release wss indeed written by the artist. In university one of my besties was an art student who dreaded having to make up some waffly crap about her mix-media paintings or installations. She was a visual thinker expressing herself as best she could. Any words she made up after the event were guaranteed to be less accurate than the work itself and yet they constituted a significant portion of her mark.

All artists are capable of churning out pages of this crap but they do need help editing it down.

Robertson Robertson 8:44 am 25 Sep 13

LSWCHP said :

hilarydarling said :

Robertson said :

Take that Turner bloke who had an exhibition in Canberra recently – his work was described (by Sally Prior) as:
“…moody landscapes and vivid oils…”

Whereas this work is described as:
“…juxtaposing cues mixed with commonly understood concepts to create inconsistent visual information.”

etc…bleurgh

Spot the sentence that means something.

And as for writing that displays competence, this sentence displays none of that: “What I get from that is that you have no objection to writing that appears neither competent nor even designed to communicate any meaning.” Verb confusion. Conflated tenses. You really are a scholar, as I said.

He may be confused and he may be tense and he may be conflating his sh*t all over the place, …

I don’t know what you lot are on about.
My sentence contains no errors of tense and parses perfectly well.
Which bit(s) are you having trouble with?

CraigT CraigT 6:00 am 25 Sep 13

LSWCHP said :

IrishPete said :

Martlark said :

And they say public servants produce purple paragraphs of gobbly gook!

gobbleDYgook, he said tacklessly…

Also note the errant apostrophe in the media release “idea’s”.

IP

I sense a meme coming on! I hope nobody sees me as lacking in tack for mentioning this. 🙂

I’m sure that despite that last post, your reputation remains in tack.

Aeek Aeek 9:46 pm 24 Sep 13

poetix said :

This looks well worth a bike ride!

a total vacumn is worth a bike ride, because bike ride

(I really wish I could be inflicting my pic now)

LSWCHP LSWCHP 9:16 pm 24 Sep 13

Ben_Dover said :

Any other “Private Eye” fans on here?

Yep. I think you’ve nailed it there Ben.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 9:11 pm 24 Sep 13

Hmmm…quoting cockup there somewhere…

LSWCHP LSWCHP 9:08 pm 24 Sep 13

hilarydarling said :

Take that Turner bloke who had an exhibition in Canberra recently – his work was described (by Sally Prior) as:
“…moody landscapes and vivid oils…”

Whereas this work is described as:
“…juxtaposing cues mixed with commonly understood concepts to create inconsistent visual information.”

etc…bleurgh

Spot the sentence that means something.

Hmm, let’s see, one functions as a review written by an art critic, the other is a press release not even necessarily written by the artist. Forgive me for pointing out the flaming obvious here, but a presser is meant to intrigue in the same way that a menu spruiking “avocado mousse” is meant to intrigue… it’s not a point-by-point breakdown of preparation technique and plated reality… it’s a broadly appealing amalgam of industry terms. It suggests that what you get is an unknown quantity – so that’s why you go. A review will always tell you what to expect in more precise terms – but this isn’t a review.

And as for writing that displays competence, this sentence displays none of that: “What I get from that is that you have no objection to writing that appears neither competent nor even designed to communicate any meaning.” Verb confusion. Conflated tenses. You really are a scholar, as I said.

OK. The headline is one of the most interesting I’ve ever seen on RA, and I’ve been hanging around here for a few years now. I had no clue what I was getting in to when I came to this thread.

The artwork looks very interesting. I really, really like that rabbit, and I may go along to the exhibition, based on that image alone. George, if that is actually a woman’s name, seems to have some talent, and that should be supported.

But on the words, I’m with Robinson. He may be confused and he may be tense and he may be conflating his sh*t all over the place, but I know what he meant and I agree with him. I treasure precise written expression, and I can deal with imprecise expression that gets the point across, but that gibberish in the blurb is gibberish, and it deserves a damn good bagging.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 8:58 pm 24 Sep 13

IrishPete said :

Martlark said :

And they say public servants produce purple paragraphs of gobbly gook!

gobbleDYgook, he said tacklessly…

Also note the errant apostrophe in the media release “idea’s”.

IP

I sense a meme coming on! I hope nobody sees me as lacking in tack for mentioning this. 🙂

milkman milkman 7:14 pm 24 Sep 13

The fact that RiotACT endorses mockery of The Stupid is one of the main reasons I read this site.

Meconium Meconium 6:43 pm 24 Sep 13

IrishPete said :

Martlark said :

And they say public servants produce purple paragraphs of gobbly gook!

gobbleDYgook, he said tacklessly…

Also note the errant apostrophe in the media release “idea’s”.

IP

IP not reading the posts again… note even Poetix chose not to stoop to pulling out her red pen on this thread!

IrishPete IrishPete 5:53 pm 24 Sep 13

Martlark said :

And they say public servants produce purple paragraphs of gobbly gook!

gobbleDYgook, he said tacklessly…

Also note the errant apostrophe in the media release “idea’s”.

IP

hilarydarling hilarydarling 5:29 pm 24 Sep 13

Take that Turner bloke who had an exhibition in Canberra recently – his work was described (by Sally Prior) as:
“…moody landscapes and vivid oils…”

Whereas this work is described as:
“…juxtaposing cues mixed with commonly understood concepts to create inconsistent visual information.”

etc…bleurgh

Spot the sentence that means something.

Hmm, let’s see, one functions as a review written by an art critic, the other is a press release not even necessarily written by the artist. Forgive me for pointing out the flaming obvious here, but a presser is meant to intrigue in the same way that a menu spruiking “avocado mousse” is meant to intrigue… it’s not a point-by-point breakdown of preparation technique and plated reality… it’s a broadly appealing amalgam of industry terms. It suggests that what you get is an unknown quantity – so that’s why you go. A review will always tell you what to expect in more precise terms – but this isn’t a review.

And as for writing that displays competence, this sentence displays none of that: “What I get from that is that you have no objection to writing that appears neither competent nor even designed to communicate any meaning.” Verb confusion. Conflated tenses. You really are a scholar, as I said.

Martlark Martlark 5:25 pm 24 Sep 13

hilarydarling said :

Hey Martlark, your understanding of alliteration is second-to-none. It really helps convey that holier-than-thou attitude. And Robertson, I’m sure people in your life have already correctly pointed out how cruel and maladjusted you must be to conjure up the nastiest words you know and arrange them in the most toxic way you can on internet forums. Why, with that lovely maniacal laughter, you’re practically a prince and a scholar!

Both of you could benefit from practising a little more ‘Anger Management’. You didn’t comment on the artwork pictured or what it hopes to achieve; you simply set out to belittle and sneer. That’s pointlessly cruel and petty-minded. This is about a young artist preparing for her first solo show. What makes you think that’s acceptable to get so annoyed by a misplaced apostrophe or two that you abuse her?

“…This body of work has been created as a means of comprehending and expressing events in the artists life. It is the result of cathartic exploration and is heavily process driven. The outcome may be evident of an expressive process rather than a creative process….”

What is it meant to achieve? I don’t know if the artist is educating me or sneering at my low tastes or what? And, .. why should I care about some artist’s life that I’ve never heard of?

Robertson Robertson 5:13 pm 24 Sep 13

hilarydarling said :

Hey Martlark, your understanding of alliteration is second-to-none. It really helps convey that holier-than-thou attitude. And Robertson, I’m sure people in your life have already correctly pointed out how cruel and maladjusted you must be to conjure up the nastiest words you know and arrange them in the most toxic way you can on internet forums. Why, with that lovely maniacal laughter, you’re practically a prince and a scholar!

Both of you could benefit from practising a little more ‘Anger Management’. You didn’t comment on the artwork pictured or what it hopes to achieve; you simply set out to belittle and sneer. That’s pointlessly cruel and petty-minded. This is about a young artist preparing for her first solo show. What makes you think that’s acceptable to get so annoyed by a misplaced apostrophe or two that you abuse her?

What I get from that is that you have no objection to writing that appears neither competent nor even designed to communicate any meaning.

Take that Turner bloke who had an exhibition in Canberra recently – his work was described (by Sally Prior) as:
“…moody landscapes and vivid oils…”

Whereas this work is described as:
“…juxtaposing cues mixed with commonly understood concepts to create inconsistent visual information.”
etc…bleurgh

Spot the sentence that means something.

poetix poetix 4:53 pm 24 Sep 13

This looks well worth a bike ride!

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