Tuesday, September 23, 2008

So, Who Are These "Beautiful" People ?

Trailer for Beautiful Losers, a documentary about a group of artists loosely associated with Alleged Gallery (NYC) during the 90s.

I'm just guessing, but I'm sure I saw a lot of you people at the Beautiful Losers screening at the Plaza Theatre last Thursday. You know who you are. : )

I didn't know what to expect, but I came away glad. You could feel by the energy in the room, filled with students and artists of various ages, that people identified with the artists in the film. I spend so much time trying to "bring the serious" that it's easy to forget why I started: I saw people around me creating personal, inspired art and, acknowledging a power I could never achieve, I wanted to support them in what ways I can.

So, I suppose I should start learning who these "beautiful" people are...
Artists from the movie, new to me:
Aaron Rose
Barry McGee
Chris Johanson
Ed Templeton
Geoff McFetridge
Harmony Korine
Jo Jackson
Margaret Killgallen
Mike Mills
Deanna Templeton
Stephen Powers
Thomas Campbell
Cheryl Dunn
Now where do I start...?


Jeremy Brady said...

I was inspired to read your write up. After first seeing this film at SXSW 07 I instantly knew we had to have it here in Atlanta but wasn't sure if it would find an audience. Good to know it did. Now what do we do we follow it up with?

Jeremy Abernathy said...

Yeah, I think it hit a vein with a lot of people. I was surprised actually.

Follow it up, huh? You know... what if we did something like invite a speaker or did a workshop. I think there's an environment for it; just come out and say "We don't have a lot of hangups. Let's just share ideas."

I'm sorry--are you one of the organizers?

mike said...

Jeremy Brady was the second person to speak before the screening, and the person who invited MINT to curate the art. Beyond that, I know that he was very instrumental in the entire event.

harold said...

start with Thomas Campbell, because he's amazing.