Last night I went to the gallery reception for the group graduating from my MFA program this summer.
First I need to make a public admission that while enduring the 2 years of MFA psychological torture did change the way I create my own art, look at my own art, and react to my own art... so all that change being a good thing, in that I believe I am creating art with more emotion and depth .... surviving the MFA process also made me experience other people’s art differently and that difference can be summed up with words like critical and condescending.
Is it a good thing? I find it so much harder to just enjoy stuff. I’m questioning the validity of my own very judgmental and shockingly negative opinions.