Here are some images of the exhibition, Fo[u]r Hands, at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City. We set that show up September 10th.
It was interesting to actually see the work go from the studio to the gallery and have to set it up in that environment. I had a harder time than Nigel, maybe because my work is more subtle in surface and pretty pale, or maybe I just have a touch of ocd. It felt like I was seeing the work with new eyes, which can be scary. I felt it lacked the draw that Nigel's work had from across the room, seeming to say, "Look at me! Come on, git on over here!" I felt like my work was saying something more akin to a sigh, a barely noticeable sound, but there to be discovered.
In the end, it all looked great, and we're both really proud, but on the drive home from setting up the second show in TN (titled His and Hers), I started thinking about making a change. I've been toying with testing some terra sigs at cone 6, but on the drive I was dreaming of RED earthenware, slick waxy bare red clay and bright funky colors, something that would scream from across the room. Well, maybe not scream, that's not really me, but something to draw the viewer over to inspect the wonderful subtleties that I adore. I could have been delirious, but I just might test a few pieces in terra cotta just to be sure.
If anyone is in the area of panama city, fl or morristown, tn, go check out our duo exhibitions! We worked hard, and hopefully it will pay off with a lot of exposure and some sales.