What Happens the Rest of the Time

Many preparations afoot for the upcoming opening of Elsewhere  on January 9 2015.

What it all amounts to is what happens ‘the rest of the time’ in the work of working on my practice.

And for the last several days, that has looked like:

400 square feet of ethafoam

two large rolls of bubble wrap

half a roll of cling wrapping

three and a half rolls of packing tape

20 feet of 12″ diameter concrete forms

48 square feet of foamcore

a large roll of heavy weight plastic sheet

cardboard … lots of corrugated cardboard

several large tubs

And this:

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**Extra-special thanks to amazing artist Sara McKarney for her mad preparator-skills and help with some of the packing!

… and once all of that was done, it looked like this:

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AND special thanks to John Waldron for the assistance with packing the truck and getting all of this, and me, to the gallery to unload!

So. That bit is done: work is packed and delivered to the gallery, and installation of the exhibition will begin January 5th. (ah, the glamourous life!)

In a bit of serendipity, this evening I came across a pertinent bit of writing concerning the whole subject of the artist’s life and practice. It’s a speech by artist Teresita Fernandez, and it hits so many salient points. Read excerpts (and hear it too) at the lovely Brain Pickingshere.

But first – before I get back to considering all of the relative successes and potential failures in this and other work to come, I can actually take a little bit of time and catch my breath, and reacquaint myself with the world outside my studio walls (like my kitchen … oh, ya … and the laundry).

7 Comments

  1. congratulations on your exhibit! Enjoy the (brief) break. I hope it all goes well. I’ll check out the brain pickings excerpt too (I love brain pickings!)

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    • sydney says:

      Thanks so much! It’s a lovely gallery, and I’m excited to see the work in the space. Brain Pickings is one of my weekly must-reads; I really look forward to it, and she seems often to find just the thing I need to read at the right time.

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    • sydney says:

      Thanks so much! Have had a quiet weekend, getting my thoughts and the last bits and pieces organized, I start installing the show Monday morning, and the exhibition opens Friday night! Excited !

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  2. roos says:

    Congratulations, even packing can be creative, enjoy it.

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  3. drawandshoot says:

    Congratulations on your upcoming exhibit, Sydney. Enjoy the moments of catching your breath, and best wishes for a creative and wonderful new year! xx

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