spent most of monday and tuesday of last week at the galleries at the moore school of art de-installing two large installations by paula winokur and nan smith. 2 days working with 2 lovely ladies.
today i spent the day helping install a show at a gallery in old city. it was great to spend the day with 3 such well established, interesting and very amicable artists. i find it very important and inspiring to be around people you respect, especially really amazing women. i wish i would have thought to take a picture or two of installation but anyway, if you’re in the area, definitely check out the show at the rosenfeld gallery.
it’s really weird not living 8 blocks from the studio. i start my job (reproductive health clinic) tomorrow and my schedule is going to be something like thurs-sat. so once i finished up some wall pieces and the sculpture i posted a pic of yesterday, i realized there wasn’t much point in starting anything else. once i get accustomed to these train schedules (and it’s not so death-by-hypothermia cold) i might be able to swing nightly visits to the studio but for the time being i think my best bet might be to work on pieces start-to-finish sunday through wednesday.
today i went with new friend m.d. to visit a very well known local sculptor. i’ll be working with her a few days in the next months prepping/installing work before and after NCECA. her studio was beautiful. seeing her work in person (in the gallery) and in different stages of completion (in the studio) was breathtaking. her husband is also a well established sculptor and it was really inspiring to meet them both. they were super friendly and chatty and asked lots of questions, which of course i kind of geeked out while answering. (i.e. way too long description of the japanese alphabets…….) when i really would have like to hear more about them and their journey to where they are now. hmmmm, well moving forward, i hope to get a little more insight.