Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Outside In Boxed

Over the last few months, several younger artists have sent me emails about their forthcoming exhibitions. I didn't know them, nor had I heard of them, before they contacted me. They didn't write a personal note. They just sent an invitation, a link to the gallery site, and a blurb about their work. All their emails are similar in format, even when they're from different countries.
I like getting these unsolicited mails. I'm curious about what other people are doing. I like that the senders don't ask or expect anything of me – even a reply – athough occasionally, I do write back. I always read the text and look at the images. It's a vicarious experience, to observe without participating. I suspect that only makes me like it more.

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