Episode 36: Fine art is more often than not the product of a singular vision. American artist John C Gonzalez turns this paradigm on its head by producing works that showcase the vision and talents of others.
Brooke talks with Ian Alden Russell of Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery about the Works Well With Others exhibition that ran from May 7 to June 12, 2016. Russell explained how the gallery was able to feature Gonzalez, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, as part of the gallery’s regional focus.
From the time you were small you were likely assessed on how you relate to others around you. Once you enter the working world, "plays well with others" graduates to "works well with others" and is a critical indicator of your future success. In everything you do you will need to depend on or work with another individual, so this skill is really rather non-negotiable, even though some will need to work a little harder at acquiring it. Whether you are the boss at the top of the ladder or the grunt at the bottom, your willingness to be part of something bigger than yourself will measure your true success.