So I went to the SFMOMA today, and I really like the Eggleston show, I would like to shoot that transparency and neg film to get such saturated colors…other things I enjoyed seeing was the simple charcoal line drawing on the second floor, and of course the Ducati sport bike in the design show.

Other things, if one is going to do a contemporary installation with paint (i.e. the big burst on the second floor) don’t drip! It looks sloppy and un-considered. Also about P. Rist. It’s weird how her work looks like its from 1998.

I need to figure out a strategy to get in galleries, museums and the like. I’m so very pleased that I have the time to work, train and read this year.

If SF would just stay sunny and warm like the last week for FOREVER, and have more LA/NYC galleries here that aren’t non-profit experimental spaces, and not comercial giants…where are the ones that sell things *AND* are in tune with young artists?

Seems like they’re in LA and NYC only *grrr*

That’s an open call to the galleries in SF…for 49 Geary, get young artists, and don’t send us to the mission…and Mission galleries, sell work!

…getting off the soap box now…

Published by Pete Ippel

Pete Ippel, the son of a dancer and a musician, was born in Oak Park, Illinois and has been surrounded by the arts since birth. He moved to Morris, Illinois in 1989 and started to participate in athletics rather than dance. After high school, Pete attended Cornell University where he received a BA in psychology and a BFA in photo / digital art making. He continued to follow his sporting dreams in the high jump, which culminated in a school record leap of 7 feet 1/2 inch in 2001. In May 2004 he attained an MFA degree in the New Genres department of the San Francisco Art Institute. Presently Pete is a practicing artist whose work is in numerous private collections and has been exhibited in New York, California, and internationally. Mr. Ippel resides in Working Artists Ventura, a sustainable artist community in southern California. In addition, he teaches art, is a web developer, an active blogger, and still high jumps from time to time. As a passionate problem solver and a pragmatic optimist, Pete’s art and his life are full of exciting challenges.

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