Mark Dagley: On Perseverance

Mark Dagley, Clone, 1987, 60 x 90 x 4 inches, Vinyl acrylic, acrylic, polymer re
Mark Dagley, Clone, 1987, 60 x 90 x 4 inches, Vinyl acrylic, acrylic, polymer resin on canvas, mounted on wood

Following Ad Reinhardt's dictum: "A good artist does not need anything," painter Mark Dagley provides a candid take on navigating career challenges in the arts.  

Dagley writes: "Anything to prohibit dependence on dealers, critics, curators, or collectors. Anything to keep hold of your creative ideals. Chances are, given enough time, they’ll come into vogue... Why go into the arts, after all, if not to be left to ones own devices?"