Will somebody stop Regina Hackett before she does some serious damage? The editor of Art to Go, has a problem with art bloggers who don’t get to the point; a fair enough criticism, but why pick on J.T. Kirkland, an artist who is reflecting on his own show? Artists need be held to the same writing standards as everyone else, but a personal blog isn’t the place to apply them. Kirkland maintains for site for his own artistic growth and his site adds a life and vitality to the fine art community on the web. He should not be shat upon for donating his time and experiences.
Hackett also nails Edward Winkleman for Wednesday’s meandering post titled Revealing too Much, whereby he discusses the recently revealed identity of the Mona Lisa. She’s right, it takes him a bit of time to get to the meat of it, but so what? He’s a self published gallerist who maintains a blog for gallery promotion and out of personal interest. There’s nothing gained in condemning one post for structure when the bulk of his work contributes something very positive to the community.