Five reviews today. Two completely positive, and three with suggestions for improvement. I don’t think it would be very entertaining to walk through all of them; you’ve gotten an idea of how they go from the earlier posts.
The different shapes of the pictures in Nighthawks came up again. It seems to bother curators. I had just about talked myself out of wrestling with the issue, but I’m beginning to change my mind.
I heard different things from different reviewers:
The colors in Nighthawks are just great. Nighthawks could be printed a lot better: the colors are too saturated in places and the artifacts that occur when a bright light or specular highlight got clipped are distracting.
The muted colors in This Green Growing Land are just right, much better than in Nighthawks. The device of muting the GGL colors is taking the easy way out; I should have gone through the hard work of figuring out how to take each individual image to the next stage.
PhotoCalligraphy is very well done: simple and elegant. PhotoCalligraphy is one-dimensional eye candy. Actually, it’s possible that both these things are true, but the first remark was meant as a compliment, and the second was mildly dismissive.
That’s it. The show is over, at least for me. I’ll be reflecting on what it all means in the next few posts.