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Discouragement

Posted by Gregory Johnson on

I'm a big Jerry Saltz fan. For those of you who don't know, Jerry Saltz is a very well known Pulitzer Prize winning art critic. It may seem strange to those of you who know me that I would be a fan of an art critic. I generally abhor critics of all kinds. I refer to them as "goalies" who stop true creativity in its tracks with withering, high-brow, elitist negative reviews of art, film, music, etc. It's only an opinion, after all, no matter what background you may or may not have. I am pretty darn certain that if he were to walk into a room filled with my art, he would either wretch or smirk, maybe both.

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The Artist and the Internet: A Cautionary Tale

Posted by Gregory Johnson on

One of the banes to an artist's on-line existence is the con man. Someone  who preys on the hopes and dreams of sometimes desperate artists, who are just trying to do the thing they love the most.

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The Idea of Galleries from an Artist's Point of View

Posted by Gregory Johnson on

I recently did a little tour of art galleries in the Columbus, Ohio Short North area with my son and business partner, Aaron. Our aim was to try and get a feel for what type of art contemporary galleries are representing these days, and to see how my work might fit in

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Bill, from a Certain Perspective

Posted by Gregory Johnson on

Much of my work is about the unusual. What I've learned about the human experience is that literally EVERYONE is weird in some way. And when I say "weird", I mean there lurks in everyone a tendency toward breaking away from what is considered "normal".

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Art as Discipline

Posted by Gregory Johnson on

This is a tough one. Also critical. Since I retired from my regular job, I have approached this undertaking as a new job; meaning that I allocate time and effort toward the ultimate aim of success. But therein lies the rub.

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