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Nameless show at John Stevenson

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  • From: SusanV <susanvoss3@gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 20:05:30 -0400
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Judy I was waiting for you to write something.  I knew it would be
ever more interesting and charming if I just stayed out of the way,
and I was right of course.   And don't you dare tease me about coming
in to the city, you you you... anti-countrysider.

Yes, the show was amazing.  Keith's work is beyond masterful, but
getting to meet Judy, Keith and his wife (Beth Dow... go look her up,
she's an ace photog herself), was the best part of all.  I want to go
back in and take my time looking at the show itself, as most of my
time last night was spent chatting with Keith and Judy.

Did I mention Keith's work is masterful?  Truly it is.
Just go see the show.


On 5/17/07, Sandy King <sanking@clemson.edu> wrote:

Hi Judy,

 Thanks for the report.

 The quote offered by the informed , or uninformed,  intelligentsia  reminds
me why one should avoid these type of events whenever possible. Unless of
course one just has an addiction to cheap white wine.

I know this. I have seen some of Keith Taylor's prints, and they are not
half bad!!


At 5:01 PM -0400 5/17/07, Judy Seigel wrote:
I was waiting for Susan to write something, but I suppose the trip in from
Monroe NY to 23rd Street was so arduous she's still in recovery.  I title
this e-mail "nameless' because I'd be terribly embarrassed to spell Cy de
Cosse's name wrong in a subject line and neglected to pick up a flyer which
would presumably have it right.

 To put an end to the suspense, however, I report that the work was as
splendid as could possibly be imagined, but that I myself was somewhat
disappointed.  The disappointment was not with the work, however, which was
endlessly fascinating, but because, what with the crowd of OTHER people who
felt entitled to talk, and my delight at meeting the delightful Susan and
her charming husband, I lost track of time, so the next thing I knew they
were blinking the lights. Folks still didn't hurry out, but I had let Keith
slip away from me, having had the intention of at the very least kidnapping
him and using CIA methods to extract his every last secret.  Tho admittedly,
he seemed happy to share, which makes my lapse doubly irksome.

 I did however enjoy Cy de Cos's tale of hunting the holy blue calla lily
seed (title nowhere near the original, sorry, and if you can, wiseguy, do it
better)...but something like sunrise from the magic mountain peak on the 9th
point of the holy red star. Whichever, he found a lilly-orium in of all
places Texas, the goddess in charge selected 12 seeds, grew them with
incantations and faerie dust, then brought them to an historic northern lake
in a place they call minnihsoatah, where, tho some died, several lived to
fulfil their mission on earth, and after careful contemplation he selected
one to photograph, tho swimming to or however achieving the perfect vantage
point with his massive camera was another saga --- imbuing the print with
even greater aura. But at last, everything worked, and, as I recall, aura
was further enhanced by a haze of red dots.)

 Many questions remain, but I pose only two now. One rhetorical, one
depressingly mundane.

 "Rhetorical" was asked seriously by a guest, either to another guest or
gallery personnel:  "Why do these prints look like paintings?"

 Mundane: This is my own, as has been puzzling me for some time. I ask it of
Keith who may be busy now, but no hurry:

 Why do you use Imagesetter negatives instead of, say, digital, or other ?
Should the ambitious gum printer, one leery of blotters, for instance, get
an imagesetter ?

 Meanwhile, I hesitate to say this, since we already have more traffic
around here than advisable, but if you can squeeze yourselves in, come see
this show.



 "I'd recommend it for a Pulitzer Prize, except I lack the credentials."

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