Really enjoyed popping in and visiting with everyone over the June 1 – 3 weekend at the various locations in which Curiosities was exhibited. There was some really great work in the show – I was quite blown away by some of it!
I am still in the process of … well, processing all the photos I took of the work that weekend … so in a little while, there will be a ‘part 3’ post with a selection of those pictures. There’s about 100 photos to go through and edit, so bear with me – thanks for your patience.
In the mean time – I do have a couple of images of the work I made for this exhibition, so I thought I’d share them with you now … The theme of the dresser I was curated into was ‘landscape’ …
Yes, that really is a bird’s wing mounted to the dresser wall …
I was really quite pleased that one of the maps I was using was titled “Surprise Lake” … seemed only appropriate to snare that first word for the piece, since part of the focus of the project as a whole was the idea of the secret and the hidden … the surprises one finds in the bottom drawer of an old dresser (which – happily – was the drawer curator Kristen Hutchinson had me work with!)
Casting my own hand for this had its own set of challenges! It seemed a rather “Mr. Bean tempts the fates” thing to do on my own … but fortunately there were no accidents or misadventures while I had my hand stuck in a container full of alginate!
This was a really fun and challenging little project, and I am very glad I was asked to participate in it. Home-grown initiatives like this that take contemporary work out of the ‘white cube’ and into the street are really important.
More thoughts on the exhibition soon … well past my bedtime.