Ego Acid Blotter – Evan Kirkman, California College of the Arts
Acetone transfer on paper with acrylic paint / 12 x 16
Like any other method, there’s really no defense for these things other than to try to bail and run. It’s probably hopeless, though.
Come what may, everything is reused. The task is to take these instruments and fashion new tools. You want a fine art approach, you borrow the tool from commodity culture. Look for the use, not the meaning! And if it’s done wrong, no problem, there is produced a nostalgia for the done-right way. For these reasons, the modern idea of a renovated ruin may be more relevant for art than the nineteenth century model of picturesque decay.