Monday, January 17, 2011

A New Post?! Bear and Bird Exhibition

So... yeah, I've been meaning to come back and maintain this thing, but I just haven't. Honestly, I'm just lazy as hell. Anyway, it's a new year, and I'm heading into my second week of my final semester at Ringling, and I figured I should actually heed the advice of my sister and look at this thing again (don't start gloating now, sis). And, yes, I will continue to refer to this blog as "this thing".

Well, I'm currently working on my thesis and getting ready for my orals, but I thought I'd post up something completely unrelated. Over the winter break, I decided (possibly against my better judgment) to enter a local artists exhibition at the Bear and Bird Gallery. The gallery is located inside Tate's Comics, a comic book store I frequent when I'm back home. The opening for the show was over the weekend (January 15) and the show runs up through February 26. I really wish I could have been there for the opening, it looked like a good time! Oh well.

So I flipped through the photos on the gallery's Flickr page and managed to find a photo with my piece, but since I couldn't save it I just screen-capped it instead. I'm sort of kicking myself for not scanning/photographing the darn piece before I took it the gallery, but when I get it back in about a month or so, I'll probably post up a proper image of it. Check it out:


So, yeah, it just seems kind of strange that I have a piece up in a professional gallery and not a school-run one. That's just not something I ever thought would happen (I did do a tiny bit of bragging when I got the flyer and saw my name posted in it...). I'm not really aiming for galleries in the future, but it's always cool to be a part of something like that. Looking at this photo, I didn't realize just how light the actual piece was, and makes me wish I had a bit more time to do more with the graphite and pushed the value structure of the piece further. When I get the piece back in a month or so, I actually want to put some work in to it (perhaps drop some other medium on it). All the same, I was pretty happy with the idea AND the image, and that's a rare plus for me.

Anyway, maybe if I remember I'll start scanning and reworking this thing later on in the week.