Monday, August 20, 2007

Lawren Harris

I don't have any new images of my work to share with you, however, here's one of my favourite images - a Lawren Harris work I photographed while in Toronto last year.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Illustration Friday - Emergency

With Sturdy Shoes: Pocket Baby Dream, 2006

Here's an image from my With Sturdy Shoes series that's suitable for this week's theme: this mother is averting a mental EMERGENCY by taking a few moments for herself.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Our Town: Seven Squared

Here's Seven Squared on the easel - pretty much ready to go to the gallery last Friday, but then I had a brain wave and spent another three hours on it, adding letters and numbers cut from magazines to give an indication of personality to each 'household'. I didn't manage to get a photograph of the new and improved piece before hanging it in the gallery, so stay tuned for an updated image.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Getting Ready for the Show

My show at Gallery Fourteen in New Westminster opens tomorrow. Ah... there's nothing quite like the panic that sets in the day before the opening of one of my art exhbitions. Reviewing the invitations (oops, how did so-and-so get left off the evite guest list? Is it too rude to send him/her an invitation the day before the show opens?)

Then there are the little last minute details that are added to "finished" works...

... the transport of two dozen works to the gallery, the arranging and rearranging of works in the space, the physical exertion and complications involved with hanging work in an heretofore unfamiliar gallery (but this is also the exciting and energizing part - working with a new gallery and building a relationship with the proprietor)... and then there's the pricing (oh, is it too high ... is it too low... what's that formula again, for pricing per square inch?), calculating in the gallery commission (now is it too high ... is it still too low???), labels, food, drink, flowers, guestbook, etc.

... it's a lot of work, but I wouldn't miss it for the world!