Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts 2015



Another year, another Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit. This year was less than memorable, to put it charitably. Perhaps the phrase 'State Fair Fine Arts' is becoming an oxymoron. Perhaps I'm jaded. The worst offenders were poorly printed digital photos. It was like 1999 all over again: blocked up, pixelated, blurry lo-rez jpeg images. Not all, to be sure, but many—there shouldn't be any in 2015.

I did run into my old pal Nicole, so we commiserated over chocolate malts and selfies:




The best art was found outside the exhibit. This highly decorated stand, not yet open, was even more attractive in the twilight:



Even the kiddie rides took on a special patina in the gloaming:



Better luck next year!

By Professor Batty



3 Comments:

Blogger Jono said...

I would guess some of the photos were taken with cell phones or IPads.


Anonymous Nicole said...

I couldn't agree with you more, my files from my iPhone look better than most of the ones that were on display, it was actually perplexing.

Of course, the highlight of the evening was spending time with the Professor :) :)


Blogger Professor Batty said...

Jono~ they weren’t necessarily from bad cameras, but they were poorly or indifferently printed.

Nicole~ always fun to see you and to get a chance to talk without being interrupted.

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