Black, Terry - by Laurel Gasque
Excerpts from an essay by Laurel Gasque
At a time when artist and audience are not always confident they have common cultural ground to stand on and share, it is reassuring to know of Terry Black’s commitment to communication in his work. That doesn’t mean, however, that he makes his work easy for his viewers; in many ways it is the very opposite. He often makes earnest demands upon them. This implies, however, a serious respect for the viewer and the viewer’s willingness to participate imaginatively in his work. Black states, “I’m given an opportunity to communicate when I put something in a frame and hang it on the wall. I have an opportunity to touch someone."
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