In my fantasy world, a lack of posting is due to an overabundance of bon-bons and romance novels. In my reality, it is due to the production and preparation for my first solo show, opening this Friday at Dean Jensen Gallery in Milwaukee (details above), and the flurry of last minute assignments one always gets when one is desperately trying to pack for a road trip.
Since leaving grad school in 2005 I have made a concerted effort to have my work exhibited, and it has been a natural progression thus far with each experiencing building on the previous. Mistakes have been made. There have been poor framing choices, and in the beginning a bit of cluelessness regarding how to get that consistently good looking print. (Hint: if exhibiting in a series try and shoot with the same film family, but hey free film is good film too, just try not to mix it up in projects).
We’re exhibiting about 24 pieces in this show, it is HUGE. And I am grateful to all the previous experiences that taught me what I need to do to get this one off in a timely fashion, with beautiful prints that will not shame me into a career in real estate.
I originally intended to do a post about the ins and outs of a gallery show, but I am deciding to open this up to you dear reader. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I am an eager listener, and if you have any questions along this topic, please post in the comments below and I’ll be glad to give you my two cents.