Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Pink Hills, 2006, Oil on Panel, 36x48
The show at Carrie Haddad Gallery is in the process of being hung this week. I look forward to seeing how Carrie and Melissa, the director, choose to organize my paintings. I always love to see how others interpret a grouping of my work and how it differs from what I would do.
While this is not a solo show, it's not your typical group show either. The work by the artists will be hung in separate areas so there will be some definition between each body of work. The other artists included here are painters Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Barbara Mink, and sculptor Gregory Smith. Along with me and the female owned gallery this qualifies as a very high ratio of art and organization by women. (Edna: take note!)
Jane and I are represented by several of the same galleries in the area and we have had occasional contact by email. We have not crossed paths in real life however, so I am looking forward to meeting her and I hope we have a few minutes to chat. I suspect we may not though, her work is very popular in the Hudson area and I think many people will come to see her and her beautiful, luminous, paintings. I am honored to be included in the same show as Jane and also hope I will get a bit of her overflow!
Barbara Mink is a painter from Ithaca. Arthur at the The Thinking Eye wrote about her work here. While I don't know her and have not seen her work in person, Barbara's work looks to be fairly abstract, full of energy, color and texture. I also look forward to meeting her and seeing her work in person which is always so much more interesting as we all know.
Gregory Smith is a sculptor who lives in Vermont. I am not familiar with him, but after reading about his work here I am very intrigued. This will be a good chance for me to learn more about an area of art that I often look past, not to be dismissive certainly, but in order to focus on painting or drawing, which is what I tend to relate to a bit more.
I think Carrie and Melissa, as usual, have put together a very interesting combination of art and artists.
The opening is on Saturday, November 4 from 6-8pm. Please come by if you are in the area. And just to remind you all of how trivial I am, I will be spending the next few days trying to decide which variation on black I will be wearing.