“One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be ‘happy’ is not included in the plan of ‘Creation’.”
CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS
Hey Jerry, how was the opening, and the response of the audience to your work? What is the response from those in the field of psychology (your former colleagues) to these works?
The opening was very well received. I was pleased with the way the show looked. People were blown away by the installation. I had a professional photographer take photos of it yesterday and I am downloading them now. Lots of laughter and compliments. But it is DEFINITELY A WEIRD EXPERIENCE. I know a lot of people commented on the psychological humor. And others said (I often hear this) how can you part with them (ARE YOU KIDDING!!!). I did sell 4 pieces which isn’t bad, but what is that a measure of??? One guy wants me to do a "commissioned 5’ X 5’ piece for his new apartment overlooking the East River. He is a well known collector of contemporary and classical art and used to live on Fifth Avenue but now has this showy apartment at the UN Plaza. My gallerist is encouraging me to take up his invitation to go there for dinner with her and Roz (my wife). At least I’ll go and have a good meal…
I’ll send you some jpegs.
PS I really like Marc’s Target painting.
You should post some installation shots here on OM!
Commissions are great if you leave enough elbow room to cut loose when you need to.
I love your work jerry… I’ll never forget being in the peanut gallery at the Howdy Doody Show… talk about despair.
Ah, the peanut gallery. I’ve heard stories from others trapped in the peanut gallery and traumatized by Clarabell.
very joesph cornell. nice balance of layers.these things are aways fun to do and a great exercise in composition
Thanks. Joseph Cornell is my inspiration. I visited the Art Institute of Chicago where there is a large collection of Cornells in a very dimly lit room. Good for preservation, but difficult to see. Someone described my boxes as “Joseph Cornell with his finger in a light socket.” See HOMAGE À JOSEPH CORNELL, 2006: jerrymeyer.com.
Why is moving to NYC (lower right hand corner) in the trough of the wave at the “Despair” level?
Also, I love the “learn to draw” student’s drawing board. Those machines, by the way, are still in use in the bakery business— they’re called “KopyKake” machines and you use them to project an image on a smooth buttercream surface so that you can make an elaborate decoration without a stencil— or even design ability.