Lately I have been in a lot of museums. They are not my favourite places to spend time. They are usually crowded and tedious. The walking kills me. The mindless conversations drain me. I go because I think I should. And of course most people like them. And when you travel with people you do the things they like to do. Given the choice, I would pick the streets and buildings of a city before its museums.
Of course, there are the few times when you are in a museum and that special thing happens. That moment when you see something that makes you feel more alive than the minute before, a flame ignites in your mind and you can see the world differently for that brief time. The experience of art will do this and it will change you. And this is what pulls me back. That hope to be changed.
Last night was the opening of the Salon Show at Project Gallery. The installation was impressive. There was a lot of interesting work up on EVERY wall. It takes awhile to look through it all, but it is worth it. There are quite a few good nuggets of work and if you are in the area pop by to take a look, it is up for two more weeks, until April 13th!