Dr. Moseley Answers Your Questions

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

A belated update! Last month I wrote about the fictional character, Dr. Howard Moseley, who opines on securing gallery representation and the mysterious nature of creative expression. 

Read more from the Art21 Magazine here.

  Paul Gagner.   Don’t Fuck it Up  , 2015. Oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the private collection of Rod Malin. © Paul Gagner.

Paul Gagner. Don’t Fuck it Up, 2015. Oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the private collection of Rod Malin. © Paul Gagner.

 

"THEY ARE A SHREWD AND WILY BUNCH AND SHOULD NOT BE UNDERESTIMATED, NOR SHOULD YOU STARE THEM DIRECTLY IN THE EYES."

Read more from my satirical piece with Brooklyn-based artist, Paul Gagner:

Q: I am very upset by the haughty, superior attitudes of gallery owners in my area. I want to get my art into a gallery, but do I need to crawl on my knees to get someone to show my work?

A: Galleries are often difficult to approach, and their owners can be cold and even hostile to the public. This is because gallery owners are, in fact, a super-high-functioning alien race with highly evolved powers of observation. Did you know that they see three million more colors than we can? Who better to set the standards of taste than an alien that also has the power to persuade collectors with a hypnotic gaze?