Show Opening at Moore

The opening for the 5 into 1 show was yesterday. It was a good time. I got to meet and talk to a few people and see what other people in the area are working on. I do think that the more I look at work and think about my own work, there is at least one thing that I’m sure of. I want my work to tell the viewer that it is carefully made and that specific decisions were made for legitimate reasons. Maybe that is some kind of elitist perspective, but an increasing amount of work that I see doesn’t strike me as being ┬ácareful. Maybe it has become popular to be so “intuitive”(to use a trendy word) that specificity and even reason is lost, and to me communication is wrapped up in both of those things, and if that is completely lost, then what’s the point?

Here’s a link to a review of the show, both me and Sarah are mentioned:
http://www.knightarts.org/community/philadelphia/five-schools-in-one-show-at-moore

Installation in Progress, FAIL

Installation in progress

Here’s a little shot of the 5 into 1 installation before they are up on the wall. I was trying to use this show as a way of devising a hanging solution that could be broken down to make it more portable/storable. However, it was a resounding FAIL, so I had to undo an hour and a half’s work of hanging and resort to classic alligator clips. Visually I don’t really mind it, but it doesn’t scream “elegant solution” the way I’d like. Ultimately, I want no frame or structure or clips, just the print on the wall. if you have any ideas about how to do that, let me know.

5 into 1 show

I have work in the upcoming 5 into 1 show being held at Moore. Each year the show features work of graduating students from the 5 philly art schools. It’s great to be selected (along with sara gersbach) and be recognized for my work. I’m honestly using this as a trial run for a few ideas for my thesis, so it was nice to be able to see how a few things worked in print and in the gallery. I am slightly confused by the fact that when I submitted work, it was through my program director, Paul, who told us about the show as the 5 school show. However, the invitation card clearly calls it a “sculpture” show. Well, my work is clearly not sculptural (and neither is sara’s), but it was accepted in, so I guess I shouldn’t feel awkward about that. Anyway, the reception is on June 2nd at Moore in the afternoon, so come and check it out. These are the prints I got into the show, but really, you need to see them in person, full size.

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