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Monday, April 30, 2012

Murmuration Opening Reception


Thanks to everyone who could come out to the opening reception of Murmuration this weekend. I love this time of year when the sun stays out until nearly 8 pm and this weekend we had some of the nicest weather. I had a great time greeting friends and meeting lovely, new people.

 A part of this exhibition is a modular grid of small paintings that can be moved around to change the choreography of the flock. Next to this hang two pairs of white gloves and this label:

 The Bird By Bird Series can be grouped in sequential order, or re-arranged to suit. Please feel free to change the order. Move any of these paintings within the group, altering the overall configuration as you envision it. Each shift changes the choreography of the flock, the shape of the clouds, and the story of the murmuration. 

 I was pleased to see people step up and don the gloves and set about re-designing within the grid's
configuration.


I hope to get photographs of all of the various configurations people come up
with as the exhibition progresses.

In the meantime, you can see more photos here, on my Facebook page.

11 comments:

Dianne Poinski said...

Congratulations! Looks like a beautiful exhibit and I love the idea of changing the "choreography" of the flock!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Congratulations on the opening and what a wonderful way to make your work interactive!
Stay inspired!

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you Dianne, Michelle!

Having the work be interactive is even more fun than I thought it would be!

Beth Rommel said...

I love the idea of changing the order with gloves on too. Beautiful work.

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you Beth. I liked how most people understood to wear the gloves without being directly instructed to.

Jean Spitzer said...

Wonderful idea! Congratulations.

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Jean!

L.W.Roth, said...

Letting the crowd participate in the arrangement makes adds life to the art. It's a wonderful idea. We did it at the Rauschenberg exhibit on loan from the Whitney in Grand Rapids last month. We had a wonderful time and lots of laughs. Meanwhile the show looks lovely. I do like your fractured paintings.

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you.

Yes, does add a wonderful dimension. Re-arranging Rauschenberg sounds like fun!

Foxglove Lane said...

What a wonderful exhibition. You continue to create the most soulful work and make connections with us all through your inspirational writing. Thank you my dear:~)

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you! I'm happy to be able to contribute.

On another note, spring has come late here, but the first foxglove of the season has finally bloomed in my garden this week. It looks a lot like your lovely profile photo!