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Immediate release (April 12, 2005, Los Angeles, CA)

When: May 26, Thursday, 7:30pm-
Where: Pharmaka Gallery, 101 West Fifth St (at Main) Los Angeles, CA 90013
What: Stop Making Bad Art": Lecture by MAT GLEASON (Coagula Art Journal)

Pharmaka Gallery presents: First lecture series event-"Stop Making Bad Art"
Lecture by MAT GLEASON, the publisher of Coagula Art Journal

Mat Gleason, internationally acclaimed publisher/art critic will discuss Bad Art. What makes art bad -does the definition of Bad change over time? Is some art so bad that it is lousy into perpetuity? Are there defining characteristics of bad art that can be exorcised out of one's artistic vocabulary? Is mediocrity worse than awful? Is a waste of talent better than the presence of pretension? None of these questions may have an answer, but the speaker will definitely provide an informed, impassioned opinion.

Mat Gleason is the publisher of Coagula Art Journal, the defiantly independent magazine of deconstructive, impassioned art criticism.
Founded in 1992, Coagula is L.A.'s largest nationally-distributed art publication, available free in over 300 galleries, bookstores, schools, museums and coffee shops across the U.S. In 1999, David Bowie raved about Coagula: Gleason clobbers the closed door snobbishness that has increasingly distanced the public from the rarefied air of the art world.

Admission $5 at the door. Open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to or stop by the gallery for sign-up by May 15th.

THIS IS A FUNDRAISING EVENT. ANY DONATION (CASH & SUPPLY) WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED. We are currently accepting both public & private donation. Pharmaka Gallery is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that provides art education to the public.

Cosponsored by Coagula Art Journal

Parking recommended: Lot at 4th & Main, $6 before 4pm, $3 after 4pm.


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