Ed McGowin’s Human Beings Observing Nature

Ed McGowin

Even though Ed McGowin paints his art really isn’t about the paintings. It’s about the frame or the idea. That’s why he is modern rather than postmodern. Also the fact that he isn’t very talented. At least not at painting. His whittling skills seem pretty good. It’s amazing that someone who has been painting for so long would never acquire the ability to do it well. It has to do with the fact that his mediocre works have always been lauded as brilliant. He never felt the need to get better.

Anyway, it’s always good to see a homeboy do good. He received his masters from the University of Alabama.

McGowin is having a big retrospective at the Flint Institute of Arts called Name Change because he has legally changed his name 12 times as a form of artistic expression.

An interesting article about the show can be found here.

The work below is entitled Dog Triptych.

Ed McGowin

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