If you’ve ever been in a critique, chances are you probably fall into one of the following categories:
1. The Defensive Back: Like a 250lb All American, the DB has a comeback for everything and is not letting anything through that tough exterior– not even valuable feedback. Not to worry; we still love you– after the critique.
2. The Ghost: Also-known-as “Casper,” this person has a strange way of always disappearing right before that 2 hour critique. “Hey?! Wasn’t so-and-so just here a second ago?” “They’ll be back–they left their keys.”
3. The Fat Lady: Before you get upset about the category title, remember the expression, “it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings”? Well, these guys are still slapping on paint on the way to the front of the room. They always manage to keep things interesting.
4. The Quiet Genius: They let the work speak for itself. Deep down, we all envy them.
There are probably a lot more categories that are missing and should be added to the list. Either way just remember, it’s not you we’re critiquing– it’s the work!
I got the chance to see worldwide recognized graffiti artist, Askew One’s, first Los Angeles solo exhibition at 411 Known Gallery. ‘Diaspora’ is a collection of enamel and acrylic on plexiglass pieces exploring the dynamics of cultural, ancestral, and social identity in the greater Pacific region.
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‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone. Click here to watch