to leah stuhltrager
date Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 7:23 PM
subject RE: DRAFTS & BLOG START...
thanks! ready for the pow wow whenever, but first.
I'm sorry but I hate the stamp image over the hand- I think it would work better in the bottom right- also, perhaps it should be a little clearer so that the address of the gallery is legible.
and second, shouldn't it read, "what happens when a gallery directs focus away from presentation onto an artist creating art?" or even better " What happens when a gallery directs focus away from presentation to the artist creating art?" or even "What happens when a gallery focuses away from presentation to the artist creating art?"
I just think less is more here- and that you don't really focus "into" something- you either focus "onto" something- or "focus in". Its actually a little complicated semantic thing: you can direct focus "away" from something- and you can direct focus "towards" something, and for comparison to having previously been focused on presentation- you can change and direct focus "to" something- in general you can focus "on" or "onto" something. You can "focus in on" something. You can "focus in" types of study, "he was an art major with a focus in late renaissance" and I guess you can direct focus "into" an artist creating art because that's more like an abstraction or a concept- but it still sounds a little funny to me. Just food for thought.
sorry for the rant