Thank yous to folks who have visited the exhibit. I gave a short gallery talk on Saturday and had a young videographer do some taping. He and I will pull together a five minute video that I plan to post on YouTube and also send out on a CD with future press and gallery mailings.
Having an exhibit takes an enormous amount of energy and pretty much consumes one's time in the studio for perhaps months. Now that the show is up, it has given me the chance to digest where I have been and think more about where to go next.
The most fun I had was installing the bathroom wall treatment, and after I had finished I wished that I had taken over an entire gallery wall, too. That tells me that there is a direction I need to visit! Also, lots of good feedback on the wall sculptures... and I can see doing an installation of smaller pieces.
I made myself go into the studio yesterday morning and work, for the first time since about a month ago, pre-show. I started back into some sculptures I had start…
My big event, the opening reception at the Bromfield Gallery, is up, and the opening reception was Friday evening. Thank you to all of my friends, family, and colleagues who visited that night - I really appreciate your support. Thank you also to Vermont Studio Center for the residencies providing time and the support of other artists. Thanks especially to my son Josh, my muse for this body of work.
Artscope Magazine did a two page preview of the exhibit which you can see on the Bromfield homepage.
Now that my exhibit is up, I am in the process of networking and sending people info in the hopes of generating more publicity. It is a conceptual art project, really. In the process of researching publicity and contacts, etc etc, I ended up on Joan Mattera's blog which led me to Jackie Battenfield's blog which led me to an artist I had never heard of before but who I think is absolutely fascinating in her blending of the conceptual and realist painting. Check out Ellen Harvey, and down the rabbit hole you'll go...
Here are pix of the highly anticipated bathroom installation. This will be part of my exhibition at the Bromfield Gallery in Boston, opening this Friday night! Materials used here are silkscreen, latex paint, and sticky vinyl.
My son helped me complete this installation. Since his doodles are the main source of imagery for this exhibit, I felt it was fitting that he give some input. Josh was a great help with the silkscreen part, as well as suggesting when to leave well enough alone! Thanks, Josh.