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Gary Sweeney Interviews Chris Sauter

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Gary Sweeney teaches Chris Sauter a thing or two at the Maverick-Carter House observatory


 If you could overhaul the art world gallery system, what would you do?

The gallery system is a mystery to me. The art world seems to use it as a filter of quality, which I find to be problematic since galleries’ primary function is commerce. At the same time, a good gallery not only is charged to sell work but to promote the artist. For this they take 50 percent or more of the sales. I would certainly lower the percentage for galleries that don’t promote the artist beyond mere sales.

What makes you laugh hysterically?

Pastor Gas” (a video which puts fart sounds onto footage of the televangelist Robert Tilton) makes me laugh hysterically.

When you have a student who looks as if they might actually have a shot at success in the art world, what sort of guidance do you offer?

I would advise a promising student to get a good liberal arts education, to be interested in things other than art, to not worry about their “style” too soon and to explore as many options as possible.

What do you find to be the most annoying trend in art today?

A trend in art that I find extremely annoying is Banksy.

You and your partner, the actor and director Rick Frederick, were married in 2009, and almost immediately the sanctity of my straight marriage began to crumble. I hope you’re happy. But what I want to ask you is: Are there any problems with having two extremely talented partners in
a relationship?

The main problem with having a talented partner has more to do with his being too busy and less to do with talent. It would be far more of a problem if he was busy on something he wasn’t talented at.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise your friends.

I am pretty open with my friends, so I can’t think of anything that they don’t already know that I would share in a newspaper. Most people probably wouldn’t guess that I am a big Mark Chesnutt fan.

What’s your current project about?

I am currently working on a body of work that explores the relationship, opposition and similarities between science and religion. I am putting together a series of exhibitions around the city with each venue showing a different part of the work. Viewers are asked to pilgrimage from site to site to see all of the work.

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