Postcards to an upcoming solo exhibition arrive today. I like the image, took the photo myself.
It shows new work alongside older work, hanging in one corner of my studio wall. Recently, I found myself sitting in front of and looking at, my newest painting. It’s different from previous work. I was trying to decide if it was the final piece of the last series or the first work of a new series. Transition work for sure.
A timely first that I get to experience in this particular exhibition, is to hang prints, drawings and paintings from several bodies of work, from previous years, including the last. And then the one large, new work. I’ve been handed the valuable opportunity of thinking about the evolution of my art and myself as an artist. I decide to call this solo the same as the last one… A Constant Vital Commotion. Why?
- Because it’s exactly one year later (last solo was in Oct too).
- It’s in an educational environment, as was the previous.
- I really like the words.
- And I can look at all the work, it’s evolving process and content, as one steady stream representing an experience of being.
This last year I began looking for growth, and change. Got it. In this exhibit you’ll see the first sign of it, a painting. And where it all leads you’ll see during Art Detour. The outcome will be part of the four person art exhibit I wrote about all summer.
Central AZ College is situated just south of the valley. I’ve especially enjoyed working with gallery director, Tom Belden. If you’re out and about the area this October, drop in.
October 5 – November 5, 2010
Visual Arts Gallery
Central Arizona College
8470 N. Overfield Rd.
Coolidge, AZ 85128
Opening Reception: Oct 5, 2010 6-8pm
Student Services Building
8am-8pm Monday through Thursday
For More Info Call 520-560-2452
Oh! and a nice perk…
The reception is open to the public. The menu for the complimentary reception will be an evening of Southwest delicacies created by CAC culinary art students, and will include:
• prickly pear barbecue brisket
• roasted sweet potato hash
• citrus and avocado salad
• roasted chili cornbread
• chocolate brownie soufflé
• pecan bars
*on a side note: Converging Trajectories@ Modified, will run 2 more weekends.