Arts and Entertainment
Best Non-Oriole Kicking New York Ass
Published: September 19, 2012
Matt Porterfield got tons of love in Baltimore for his local film Putty Hill. But this year he gained entrance into the temple of the high-culture art world with his acceptance into the Whitney Biennial. Sure, to our tastes, the 2012 Biennial was a bit of a bloated mess, but that shouldn’t reflect poorly on the accomplishment of the Putty Hill auteur. In fact, it goes to show something we already knew: Rich people make art in New York; real people make art in Baltimore. Porterfield’s Biennial entry assures that the O’s aren’t the only Baltimoreans kicking New Yorker ass this year.