Friday, June 18, 2010

Spoiler Alert!!! Work of Art: The Next Great Artist

I discuss the ending of Bravo's Work of Art from Wednesday night. Stop reading if you haven''t watched it yet!!!


I will never claim to be a reviewer of any sort, but I do have a few comments to make after watching the last “Work of Art” on Bravo.

I thought about the upcoming episode more times than I care to admit during the week.

I am anxiously awaiting the next episode.

I’m not sure if I like the show all that much or I am determined to like it NO MATTER WHAT

Trong was annoying and pretentious for two weeks.

Miles was very likeable in the first week and is slowly becoming annoying and pretentious. Ummm, no one asked you what you thought of Trongs piece, though to Trongs credit he took it very well. Also, all the giant yawns and eye rubbing was a bit over the top. We get it. You have OCD and you are very tired. Perhaps there are other contestants with issues as well but you don’t see them talking about it, much less in every interview.

Yes I am compassionate to those with OCD, just as I am compassionate to those with depression, addictions, brain damage, diabetes, etc. of which we know AT LEAST one other contestant suffers from. (Eric Johnson disclosed his motorcycle induced brain damage this week)

Oh yeah, I guess there was art too… I loved the theme for the week, but was a bit disappointed with most of the projects. Too many tv’s were used in the same way (the demise of American culture). Yes tv is bad. But if you didn’t notice, you are on a TV SHOW, and millions other are at home watching you on tv, don’t be so quick to bite the hand that feeds you.

I think Trongs elimination was appropriate. I mean painting “I hate reality tv” “It’s so fake” was less a stroke of genius and more a swift hara-kiri.

I did like Peregrine’s quiet, unassuming piece. Two small tv’s facing each other, turned on to static, with a black tube netting connecting them. It may have accomplished more simply Trong’s desire to have tv’s talking to each other.

After the show was over I did feel a let down. I still have high hopes, and think the show may still be working out the kinks so I will be watching, till the very end.


Joji said...

I had been anticapating this show ever since the first announcement. The concept is great. I hope it evolves into a worthwhile reality show. Can't wait till the next episode to see maybe some genious emerge! I hope it does.... P.S. Love your work....

sarah said...

Joji I agree, the concept is great and they've covered many other subjective artistic obscure talents, like cooking, fashion design, hair dressing, music,etc. so it should work. I think Tim Gunn really adds to Project Runways success, I hope Simon de Pury can get a bit more honest in his suggestions.

Rowena said...

I'm enjoying the show, too, although I liked the portraits from last week so much better than the ones from this week. Last week, I thought Miles' work was genius. This week, eh. He might not make it, though. I think he's pretty fragile, and young.

Frankly. I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with, the new challenges, and the creative process represented on tv.

sarah said...

I just thought of another thing... where was the found art in Miles piece? Wasn't that the main ingredient?

Fourborne said...

I was wondering the same thing about Miles work. Was it the wood?