I need guidance writing an artist statement for a gallery. Specifically, what's good practice, and what should be avoided?
I'm a visual artist appearing in a gallery soon. I've written thesis statements in college. I don't want to sound like a professor, and I'm afraid to say the wrong thing and offend the academic crowd. Exposing some of my weaknesses as an artist is an other concern.
The gallery owner want to "build me up." I don't know what to think of that. It seems like the public, critics, and gallery all have their place in growing the reputation of an artist.
I can't tell the difference between good art journalism and BS
Every one has seen the Blue Dog Artist, George Rodrigue. I liked his book and how he builds his own legend, but it doesn't sound credible.
I wish I had a like to share. Imagine ghost stories and Cajun superstitions etc. My work has similar lore.
If you know of any books on PR or writing that would help, please share.