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Tim McFarlane
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I became annoyed by a post on Tumblr this morning in which a young artist told her story of not having her work returned after a show at a tech firm. She was told that it was being 'rented' online at " GetUpArt.com ", something that she had not agreed to as...
I became annoyed by a post on Tumblr this morning in which a young artist told her story of not having her work returned after a show at a tech firm. She was told that it was being 'rented' online at "GetUpArt.com", something...
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How the museum might just solve the impossible problem of contemporary art.
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No "problem" for those of us who like making stuff.

"Impossible problem of contemporary art"?
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TV On The Radio live set on KCRW...
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Endings = Beginnings
A couple of years ago, I felt like I was on the verge of having to move my studio because of renovations going on in the building. The renovations were going to be starting right as my lease was going to be up. Luckily, I was able to keep the space. However...
A couple of years ago, I felt like I was on the verge of having to move my studio because of renovations going on in the building. The renovations were going to be starting right as my lease was going to be up. Luckily, I was...
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I don't like those new condo buildings across the street on the corner.
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Over on Ello, someone asked about my work and how long does it stay 'in progress'. Here's the question and my answer:

"I wonder, how long do your works usually stay 'in progress'?"

Thanks for your question and it's a good one. Every work is different and each remains 'in progress' almost indefinitely. What I mean by that is that, even once I stop and consider a work 'finished', there are still things that I'd want to do to it. So, I stop working on it and move to another piece to work out whatever new ideas that I have. Every work that I make is a question mark that leads to the next one.

I spend a lot of time just looking at my paintings when I'm working on them. My general modus operandi is to work, look, look, work, look, look, look...repeat at different tempos as needed. The looking is important because I'm always trying to get my head into the space(s) that I'm creating. I need to just stare at them to see how that world is forming and what how my next moves might move it closer to being realized.
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Studio 4.01.15
Detail-work in progress on panel Detail-work on paper Call, response, dialogue
Detail-work in progress on panel Detail-work on paper Call, response, dialogue
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I became annoyed by a post on Tumblr this morning in which a young artist told her story of not having her work returned after a show at a tech firm. She was told that it was being 'rented' online at "GetUpArt.com", something that she had not agreed to as part of the original exhibition. She went on to say that while a couple of her works were returned, she was given some small sum for 'rentals' and then the money wasn't coming in at all. She didn't mention that she'd had the remaining works returned or not.

Then, I cam across a 'competition' sponsored by Asos, an online fashion outlet that caters mostly to 20-somethings, that has a call out for artists to design a t-shirt that and the winner would have their design printed. That was it, no compensation or other reciprocal value to the artists/illustrators was mentioned at all, other than the implied 'exposure' on the Asos brand t-shirt.

Issues such as these exist at every level and in almost every area of the creative arts, what I call the 'Exposure Trap': entering contests and competitions where there is next to no value for the artist. I'm not against ALL art-related competitions, I'm against the desperate mindset that they create in younger and sometimes, not- so-young artists. It's important to question these things and that's what I address in my post. Follow the link to read it...
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We might not be living in the golden age of MTV any more, but music videos still have an important place in our cultural landscape.
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Website Updated!
I spent a good chunk of yesterday updating my artist website and even managed to revise my artist statement without giving myself a headache, lol! There are two new sections on my site:  ‘Installation Photos’  and  ‘Studio Visit’ . The  Installation Photos ...
I spent a good chunk of yesterday updating my artist website and even managed to revise my artist statement without giving myself a headache, lol! There are two new sections on my site: ‘Installation Photos’ and ‘Studio Visi...
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DJ CHICAGO StrongHOUSE SELECTIONS. Thank you all.
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There's a new interview with me posted on Your Daily Bread as part of their "3 Questions" series...
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After featuring him on YD:bread: the other week, I really wanted to learn a little more about @timmcfarlaneart. I reached out to him and he was gracious enough to take some of his time to answer a few questions. :three: Questions with Tim Mcfarlane:one: Your work explores time - relationships between past and present and how the passage of time alters perception. Does being in Philadelphia - a historical city by American standards - inform yo...
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Be willing to rip it up, tear it apart and put it back together and something new
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I am a Philadelphia-based visual artist focusing on painting and works on paper. I make works that examine the fluid nature of memory, time, place, and identity, with an emphasis on color, multi-layered systems and process. 

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