Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Plan on Paper



For a while now as I've been working I've had an idea in mind of what my next exhibition might look like. Except for one, almost all of the paintings are finished, and I have a sketch for that new one and there are some details left on several of the others. Now that the gallery these will be showing in has settled in to it's new location, I have a better idea of how much wall space I will have and it's a good time to lay out what it might look like to hang them all together. I'm hoping to exhibit about 12 paintings and I also want them to have a flow and cohesion; laying it all out on paper will help me to see if everything works as a whole, and if I need to fill in any gaps.

In addition to making the Photoshop image above I also created a document listing each work, the dimensions, the spacing allowed between them, and notes about what still needs to be done, the date I plan to do it, and whether that is painting, edges, wiring, labeling, or signing. The exhibition is not until November, so there is more than enough time, however I'd also like to get onto new work without having to think about if and how it fits into a planned exhibition. It will feel good to nail down the last details and get on with writing the accompanying statement.

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7 comments:

Suzanne McLean said...

Wonderful body of work, Katherine. Wish I could attend the show to see some of these up close.

Dianne Poinski said...

What a great idea and a beautiful series of paintings! Congratulations on doing all this prep work and freeing up space in your head so you can get started on some new pieces. Can't wait to see those!

mariannepost said...

Katherine:
Looks like you have the makings of a dynamic, strong exhibit! Congratulations. Isn't it amazing that there are so many behind the scene details that add to the impact of a show? You are wise to get these pesky details hammered out sooner than later. Like Dianne said now you can clear your head and move forward with studio time unhampered by nagging thoughts about what is still left to do in regards to curating.

Gary Keimig said...

Boy you are going to a lot of work but I'm sure it will all be worth the careful planning. How did your last posted show go? Looks as if you had a great crowd there.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Katherine, I too would like to hear more about the TAG show. I would especially like to hear that you sold out during the opening. (: This laying out of the paintings via photoshop is a great idea! Always something interesting at your blog, wish I could see the TAG show, good luck.

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Everyone! I wish you could all be here to see it and likewise I wish I could see all of your work in person too. Perhaps I will some day!

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