I'm significantly more passionate about the artist Fatima Ronquillo than my husband. I think her work is extraordinary. Her paintings offer little narratives of interest, which allow your mind to wander and explore. Her art encourages more creative thought. She's remarkable.
But as you know, art is extremely subjective and personal. In a thick Southern accent we like to quote our friends Amy and Ann E.'s inside family joke: It's art, what does it mean to you??
I've had my eye on Fatina's work for a few years, and recently she's exploded in popularity (rightfully so) and now her art is priced outside my current reach.
But as you also know, you don't have to own art to appreciate it, right? Here's our chance to see her art! She has an upcoming show in Austin, Texas at the Wally Workman gallery March 7-28, 2015.
If you're close to Austin, go see her work with your own eyes. If you like it, then please contact my husband and inform him his opinion is incorrect! If you don't like it, then please contact an optometrist and go get your eyesight examined!