Seeing my old classmates is among the lines of a family reunion
When you go through such an experience together, it molds us together
That year, we all went through something, and we all rose to the top.
A narrowed down version of my class, came together to create an opportunity
From start to finish, we made this happen, and it was beautiful.
Not only did I get to see my work on the wall - I was given the opportunity to pick up, deliver, unpackage, hang, and take down my work. It provided an intimate experience with my work, which I have never gotten to be able to do before. This work is obviously personal, being a collection of self portraits about internal dialogue, but was additionally personal in this veiwing because I got to show my book as well during the opening.
One of my dear friends, artists, past classmates, and an inspiring person in my life, Bina Altera, had bought a copy of this book, and lent me her version to display during the opening. Want your own copy? or to see a preview of it? It's posted on blurb here!
Here are the other gems that I got the opportunity to show with:
Lastly, I want to thank everyone who came to the opening. It was a special night for me, seeing my old classmates, as well as teachers, friends, loves, and other artists. Also, a special thank you to Bina Altera for working so hard on this and her commitment to this show - as well as Clay Patrick Mcbride for being her right hand man to make sure everything moved smoothly. Lastly, thank you to Calumet Gallery for giving us an opportunity to throw our precious thesis projects up on the wall again. Lastly, I would like to thank Michael Foley, from Foley Gallery, for coming back to our group to once again curate this work.
With light and love