Monday, April 7, 2008
Spring Show coming up.
We are finally getting ready for the Spring Show. I got myself on the jury committee just to prevent some of our more ruthless members from hogging all the wall space. Last year, one artist had eight huge pieces up all year and I did my best to see that doesn't happen again. Of course, the lugging of assorted paintings didn't do my back any good but we've ended up with a very nice show.
I also had a very interesting epiphany. My figurative work is really really different than the other artists in the group. Most of them paint beautiful, soft decorative abstracts. One guy paints landscapes in oils and another women paints SF genre scenes but my work really is different. I try to get at people from the inside out, to involve the viewer in a narrative story and to try to say something about the figure on the canvas other than "oooohhh pretty." I"m not saying that my work is better than everybody else's but this is the first time that I've realized just how different it is. I also got several of my pieces right outside my studio door which makes me very very happy. I also got several of my pieces right outside my studio door which makes me very very happy. Now, it's possible to see a grouping of my art work, by my door, well lit and properly hung.