Monday, February 15, 2010

Material Desires

I'm really disappointed that I forgot to bring my camera to the opening of Material Desires last week. The opening was phenomenal, and it was great to have so many friends come and show their support. I was really happy with the way the work was received, I also got a lot of good feedback and suggestions, especially about the display.

I've attached an image of the installation of the show below; you can see my necklaces on the left, a drawing by Peter Lutz on the right, and sculptures by Jennifer Maestre in the foreground. The gallery was aglow with brilliantly colored artwork by truly talented artists, and I'm glad to have had an opportunity to show in this exhibition.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Drumroll Please...

bruum... bruumm... bruuuuummmpttt!

I just got finished installing my new necklaces for the Material Desire show that's opening at Craftland on Thursday night! I'm surprisingly pleased with how the work looks. For this exhibition, I am showing 11 new neckpieces made from glass beads encased in knitted thread and retroglo. The wall mounts that my friend Shaun made to display the work are absolutely beautiful; I adore their simplicity and the way that they make the necklaces drape.

I am excited to have finished this body of work, and am already thinking about what the next step could be and how to push the materials in a different direction. I appreciate both the subtle and the bold colors of these neckpieces, and the scale of them on the body. I' also interested in exploring the depth that's created by the overlapped necklaces more. But, for now, it's sketch time!

Come check out the work at the Material Desires opening at the Craftland Gallery, Thursday, February 11th, from 5:00 - 8:00pm. If you can't make it then, the show is open until March 13th.