Remembering Jerry Carlin

February 9, 2014 § Leave a comment

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From remarks at the memorial service for artist Jerome Carlin on February 9, 2014 by art historian NANCY BOAS, who interviewed Carlin and wrote about him in Art of California magazine in June 1993:

JERRY OCCASIONALLY WROTE articles of art criticism. He didn’t pull punches. He never changed his opinion about abstract painting — he didn’t like it. In a 1971 review in the Berkeley Daily Gazette, Jerry spared no words in reviewing an exhibition of abstract painting at the Oakland Museum. “This is not a show in which your sensations will be aroused or excited,” he wrote. “The scale of the works adds little in the way of grandeur or importance; rather it seems to reflect a need to compensate for dullness and timidity by sheer size.”

Read more: “The painted memories of Jerome Carlin

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