After months of having to read my blathering on and on about being selected for a solo exhibition by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, about the trials and tribulations of trying to get enough pieces of new artwork done for the show, and about the horrors of selecting and framing that artwork, you’ll be glad to know the installation is complete and the show has finally begun!! And I’ve got the photos to prove it.
Let’s start with the first task of Installation Day: Getting the artwork there in one piece.
Since I wasn’t sure how far I was going to have to walk to get from the parking lot to the gallery space, I was worried about lugging my twenty or so pounds of framed artwork. I had planned to use a suitcase to transport my stuff. I thought this was quite clever as I could just wheel it however far I needed to go. Unfortunately, the frames were just a tad too big for the suitcase…which also means I won’t be putting my artwork in a plane’s overhead bins anytime soon.
Instead, I opted for one of our old recycle bins. Although I’m not sure what it says about my art to already be dumping it into the trash.
Task Two of Installation Day: Deciding Who Goes Where
Once I found the installation lady, Sue Allen, she took me over to my gallery space and we set about to deciding who would go where. I had given this a bit of thought beforehand, but not much. Since she was the expert, I let her do most of the arranging.
Sue was also installing three other artists’ work in the building’s other galleries and since it’s not the best thing to leave someone’s artwork strewn all over the floor, she quickly tossed it up on the wall until she could get back to it.
Maybe not the most attractive display, but hey my art is officially on the walls of a gallery!!!
Task Three of Installation Day: Waiting Patiently
Sue said it would take about three hours before she had everything prettied up, so I decided to go home and wait patiently. Most of this waiting amounted to roaming around the house feeling too mentally distracted to do any work. After about two hours, I couldn’t take it anymore and drove back out to the gallery.
And there it was, my art all lined up and labelled and looking very official.
“Yellow Car” got to go first in the line up, followed up by “In the Fall.”
Oh wait, there’s “Borris.”
And finally you get to the end with “Gazing Ball” and “Blue Car.”
But wait, before you leave, don’t forget to read all about the artist.
Installation Day Follow Up: THANKS!!!
A big thanks again to Clackamas County Arts Alliance for selecting me to be part of 2016’s Artist Exhibit Program, an even bigger thanks to Sue Allen for her hard work setting everything up, and many thanks to my readers who helped me pick which pieces would go up on the wall.