Saturday, April 18, 2009


Anodyne: Analgesic, pain killer.
I still hear it now and then, if there's a radio tuned to an oldies station, all her songs anodyne and slightly sappy, tinkly, no real juice, easily distinguished from Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, etc. - like my painting, unfortunately.
Basically I have no problem at all with work like this, in most cases a kind of wallpaper, anodyne, meaningless, or rather announcing the fact that meaning no longer inheres in painting.

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