TASA Newsletter - 2013 Houston Recap

At the Crossroads of Globalization and Pluralism: The 21st Century Artist

By Jerry E. Smith, Collin College

Beyond merely being a documentary of my own recent installation, I seek to present the new perception of Globalization and Pluralism. I examine my own work, as well as trends of Shepard Fairey, Brandon Bird and Gary Basemen, who all break down barriers between “high” and “low” art, commercialism, illustration, and fine art. For them, museum oil paintings exist as equals to toy figurines or self published greeting cards.

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