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Reflection on the Critique with Kerry James Marshall: Frederick Owens - Sixty Inches From Center
On September 10, 2010 three artists participated in the Open Crit sessions at Hyde Park Art Center. This particular session had Kerry James Marshall as a guest critic. Chicago artist Frederick Owens was one of the artists that participated in this session and as a follow up to the critique, I asked Owens some questions about his experience. Tempestt Hazel: It takes a lot of courage to present your work in an open forum such as the one you participated in at Hyde Park Art Center, let alone put it in front of a master artist such as Kerry James Marshall. What did you expect to get out of this experience, and why did you think that at this point in your career it was a good idea to do this? Frederick Owens: There were many things that I hoped to achieve by participating in the crit. I’m searching for an answer to the question: “What is good art and how do I make it?”. I know as an artist what I am setting out to create …