Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fine Artist of the Month: 7 linked texts in 7 fonts for John Fekner

Each month I am adding to an on-going series of writings and works about Fine Artists who work(ed), or are primarily working in the NYC area. This month I produced a text work: 7 separate linked texts in 7 different web fonts for NYC Fine Artist, John Fekner

Ripples, echoes, shadows, and decays that inspire even those ignorant to its own history. In p(l)ace: before this/that time. A story within history.

Work anyone can afford to make. In a place that anyone can make it. In a context, made by everyone by everything that was or will ever made by anyone.

A style and imagination beyond ideology and lexicon. Hierarchic and/or kaleidoscopic shifting systemically and/or systematically.

An Inventor of heArt for the Street, not str(wee)t t(arts). StArted from (sub)text, sorted with (your)-(ur)text, never for (pre)text.

Like the (A) message: meaning, communication, and modesty are key. Unlike the (A) message: critical thought, activism, and cri de coeur are apparent (from the inside and outside).

Not a street brand, or bland, though sometimes a band, a bond, a bend or a blend.

Sometimes an object, always an objective. Always a subject, never a subjectile. Rockets over Martian trails: A future and a memory.