I wrote so much yesterday, I thought I would save my thoughts about what I learned, for today. The biggest thing I noticed yesterday was how different it was to see a large group of my artworks laid out in one space. This is the first exhibition where I have had this opportunity. It was easy to see that green was a predominate color that I use (I already knew that, but the extent to which it is so was more evident when the pieces are laid out next to each other). Also, my pieces are visually strong graphically with lots of lines going vertically and horizontally. Some were "busy" and others more "calm". I tried to separate the "busy" ones so that they were not right next to each other.
I had more vertical pieces than horizontal, of which I was also cognitive. I prefer a vertical orientation when working. But if they aren't all going to be vertical, then I see it would be helpful to have a few more horizontal pieces.
Another thing I learned is that after this show, I will be re-doing all the hanging rods for the pieces. I created the rods with d-rings specifically to work with their hanging system. I made sleeves with extra ease in them but because they are on wires and not flat against the wall, there is still a "bump" at the top of each piece where the rod bulges. Unfortunately, they aren't hanging very flatly, but there is nothing more I can do about it.
After all the artwork was up and I looked at it, I could not really tell if it is a cohesive body of work. I'm not sure if that's because I'm the artist, or not. There are definitely similarities with all the pieces, with strong lines and geometric shapes. All the pieces I've included are abstractions on nature. If you can tell from the photos, do you think it looks cohesive? I do want honest opinions.
The show will be up for about a month. If you cannot make it to the artist reception (Sept. 15, 11a.m - 2p.m.), please try to visit sometime during the month. The building is open Mon. - Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.