|Carol & I adjusting the height of Hanging By a Thread|
|Carol with Hanging by a Thread and Kaleidoscope|
Working alongside, Jon Schoff, chief preparator (and artist) at the Delaware Art Museum was a great opportunity as well. His experience and expertise in working with and hanging art of all sizes and materials ensured that the upmost care was given to my work.
|Jon Schoff peeling off the backing from the vinyl letters he created for my statement|
|Jon's got the touch- and patience to make sure that every letter is on right.|
|Jon taught Carol and I that the proper way to hang labels, as they do at the |
DE Art Museum is consistently at eye level, approximately 62".
Having hung numerous exhibitions by myself- as well as having had work delivered or shipped off somewhere else where you give up all control to the gallery director or staff, this collaboration was a pleasure. Andrew Simonet of Artists U told a group of participants recently in a series of "Building a Sustainable Life" workshops at the Leeway Foundation, that "No One is Coming," meaning... no one is coming to save us as artists, we need to take responsibility for our own careers. Strategic Planning, not magical thinking.
However, he also told us that we don't have to do everything ourselves. (though we may try at times!) And when you have the right team- it makes life so much easier. sigh.
I am so grateful for all the support I have received for this show. Now for the fun part-
the Opening Reception.
Hope to see you there...