Friday, 1 August 2008

My Exhibition is Up!

Today Anita and I put up our exhibition at the local library. Thankfully everything ran smoothly and we were finished in a little over two hours. We really didn't know how long it was going to take us, and due to having another appointment in the afternoon, it was tempting to just hang the pieces straight up without covering the wall space behind. But, I make no exaggeration when I say that this drab and dreary background did nothing for our paintings except completely drain them of colour.

Thankfully we hadn't got too far along before we decided that putting the paper table cloths up was a good idea after all. Ok, so they're creased, but it still looks a whole lot better than the snagged, marked, dingy fabric with holes in that we covered up! I should have taken a before and after photo, as the difference to the pieces with a plain white background was quite remarkable.

After calculating the length of our wall space and the width of our paintings, we decided there would be room for me to include all three triptychs and my Footprints piece!

To the left of my triptychs hung four of Anita's lovely abstract pieces, depicting relationships. Here are three of them...

...and the farthest left of those, next to her beautiful paintings about emotions.

We obviously spread out our tools etc. on two of the nearby tables, and Anita noticed one man was getting a bit huffy about that, to which I replied "Tough. He'll have to get over it. The whole library is filled with tables and we are using the only two right next to where we are working. He can go and find another table!" I mean honestly, would he get in a huff if we had spread books out over the tables for research? The library doesn't exist solely for him!

Anita is displaying nine pieces in total, and I have four, so it isn't a huge exhibition, but it's a start! I just know that people are going to totally love Anita's saxophone player, shown below, second from the left. (Click to enlarge)

And now we wait, to see if we get any positive feedback. I've seen other exhibitions here before, but people don't usually put up anything to cover the background, so I hope the clean fresh feel we have created will attract the attention of others. I think we have our pieces spaced out quite nicely too - I have seen exhibitions here that have been really crammed in, which I think then detracts from the pieces. So what do you think?


Rosa Murillo said...

oh, positive feedback from right over here! I love how they look! your paintings go very well together, congratulations on the exhibit!!

JafaBrit's Art said...

It looks really nice, yes! it's finally up. The presentation and the work hangs very nicely together.

congrats on the exhibit.

Undaunted said...

Thank you Rosa and Jafabrit! :D

Kathy L said...

Positive with a capitol P! Looks great. And thank you for your comment on my tell tale heart piece.


mona said...

I think your and Anita's work complement each others nicely. I also really like how your triptychs look together. Very nice, clean and elegant!

Congratulations! :)

Undaunted said...

Oh, thank you so much Kathy and Mona! :D

painter girl said...

I am so glad you posted pictures. This looks great! Congratulations on a successful show!

Undaunted said...

Thank you Leanne! :D