Debunking Conceptions About Art

In anticipation of the opening of Little Italy’s newest art gallery, Adelman Fine Art (coming in early February), five of the gallery’s featured artists share common misconceptions about art and the real truths behind them.

1. The artist always creates the art’s meaning. “When viewing my work, I wish for excitement, drama and emotional magic to unfold in the mind’s eye, without the need of a logical conclusion or explanation. Every viewer may interpret my work differently. Not everyone may like my paintings or agree with each other on what they stand for, but the essence of being an artist is about reaction, not acceptance.”— Tay Dall, mixed-media artist

2. All art is meant to be intellectual. “My art is jewelry; and with that jewelry, I want women to feel beautiful, sexy and unstoppable. My hope is that my jewelry reminds them to sparkle, to follow their passion and live the life they dream every day.”— Melinda Maria, jewelry artist

3. Good art is expensive. “I want everyone to be able to enjoy my work. One of the great things about being an artist is sharing the beauty of what you produce for others to enjoy. The more that it is collected, the more it appreciates in value.”— Ellen Dieter, mixed-media artist

4. Art is structured. “I paint with my fingers because it is fun. And it is more interesting, unique and engaging for the viewer. Once I discovered this fun technique, out of sheer laziness of not wanting to clean my brushes, I was hooked with the process. In the end, isn’t getting creative what art is all about?” — Iris Scott, oil finger painter

5. Art should blend into your home. “Make it a statement in the home. There is no rule that a piece of work should match the couch or go with the colors of your bedspread. Choose a piece of work that makes you feel good, that you connect with, and invest in a bold piece of work that stops everyone when they see it.”— Jim Salvati, hyper-realism oil painter


Adelman Fine Art
1980 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

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