Saturday, February 21, 2015

BLAZE 9




A great opening night at BLAZE 9 - the CCAS annual emerging artist showcase. As usual at these events the highlight - besides the art - is the people that you meet. All enthusiastic about art in it's many, varied forms. I was happy with the feedback my work got and pleased that the work communicated my intentions with a level of success. Also interesting to see the audience interact with the work in ways I hadn't predicted. For example going right up to the most recent work - Medicine Chest III: Subversion - to look through the holes light was seeping out of. That's 250 plus watts of light they were looking right into.



Some work above by Daniel Savage. I saw some intersection in his work of themes I use in my own, for example disability identity theory. The night was such a gab fest though I never got the chance to introduce myself.


R and I after the show still ready (unusually for me) to party on.

( Online catalogue for Blaze 9 found HERE. )

Monday, February 16, 2015

Deadline Met.

So here I am, post Feb 13, the day that felt like it would never arrive. That is post deadline. There is always so much more than I anticipate to the work I decide to create and so I am always making under of pressure. There does seem to be a failure of judgement somewhere along the line. Or is this what it is like for all artists? I don't know how realistic this is but my idea for the next exhibition is to make the work and then approach the galleries instead of the other way around. Even though I just this moment had a vision of me sitting at home surrounded by my big heavy sculptures making desperate phone calls. Ever the optimist.

Anyway the date is set for this one so feel free to come along BLAZE number 9. Details HERE.