One of the new contributors to the D Empire I’m most excited about is the British painter Richard Patterson. I was talking recently to a guy who’s involved with the Dallas art scene, and he described Richard as effete. It struck me as an odd word choice. I’ve only met Richard once, but he strikes me as foul-mouthed, funny, and aggressively bearded.
In any case, one of Richard’s teachers when he was under instruction (or however the Brits say it) was a hyphen-loving man named Michael Craig-Martin. MCM has a show up at the equally hyphenated Goss-Michael Foundation. Even if you don’t plan to go see the work (or maybe especially if you don’t plan to), you ought to read Richard’s thoughts on it, brought to us by FrontRow. Good stuff.