I hold a Master’s in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. I focused on modern and contemporary art in my studies, and my writing here will be biased thus. I am also a working artist in three-dimensional mixed media. With Addle Ear, I plan to write on exhibitions, events, and objects in the arts. I have resolved to write only on what I have seen in person. As I am currently residing in Austin, Texas, much of my coverage will be of works in my own backyard, but I do periodically (when pressed) leave our fair city for stranger shores.
About Addle Ear:
Definition of ATELIER
1: an artist’s or designer’s studio or workroom
1: a malapropism (for atelier) from Texas, where men are men, and words are scared.
The first time I heard the word “atelier,” I was delighted. Here was yet another term for the coveted private world and workspace: the studio, laboratory, workshop, sandbox, and tree-house. It is the He-Man Woman Haters Club for the artist, except possibly with a curious blend of booze, additive-free cigarettes, and old issues from a gift subscription to ARTnews (and hopefully, without the woman-hating). However, “atelier” is so serious, and let’s face it: more than a little pretentious. It’s like using giclee for “ink-jet print.” (Ha.) That said, I can’t take it all that seriously, and in Texas, well, correct grammar and pronunciation aren’t taken all that seriously either. So, please bear with my tongue-in-cheek fun-pokery and consider your ear addled.