Brian Belott, new doo dolls, collage,
This Monday marks the beginning of IMG MGMT, an artist essay series highlighting the diversity of curatorial processes within the art making practice. Originally inspired by studio visits in which I was frequently presented with folders of found images, the initial intention was to simply represent this material as posts. However, some artists wanted to make images based on their interest in pre-existing material, the artistic process alone of others seemed to involve curating which required a different kind of essay, while others still, found they wanted to use the form to discuss topics inspired by their online surfing. As a result, the essay form is open and the various methods of artist curation situated within a larger practice, a focus. Look forward to viewing the work of participating artists, Kari Altmann, Brian Belott, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Kevin Bewersdorf, Saul Chernick, Stephanie Diamond, Wayne Hodge, Olia Lialina and Dragon Espenschied, Miranda Lichtenstein, Tom Moody, Penelope Umbrico Wendy White, Kevin Zucker, and others.