The phrase “networked painting” is from David Joselit’s article about painting in this age of social networks / social media.
Last week I made this painting (above) and wrote a looooong neurotic post about it, obsessing about my colour-blindness and the rights-and-wrongs of how to represent women. Then I took the post down because it was too much. But I also tweeted the picture. I’m glad I did because….
… last night that tweet got a “like” from New York Magazine critic Jerry Saltz. I get a kick out of this because I really like his writing, and when I started painting last year I used to listen to his lectures and interviews on YouTube while I worked. He also wrote a great article about painting-without-copying-from-photography, making an inspiring case for drawing and invention. I find it weird and exciting to know that his eyes landed on my wonky paintings, even for a second. Social media = not all bad.
He also “liked” this tweet (below). So today I’m smiling like this painting.